Have you had your Joy Juice today? Let’s listen… for JOY!
This week we’ve talked a lot about learning to recognize God’s voice. How can we be sure that it’s Him speaking? Sometimes we’re not sure if it’s God or maybe just our own thoughts….and sometimes even that evil enemy.
First of all, we must stay in The Word…and know when something doesn’t match up with scripture. That’s why it’s so important to read the Bible daily, to be saturated with truth so that we recognize something that is UNTRUE Satan is our enemy and he is pretty cunning. He’ll try to deceive us at every turn. In John 8:44 he is called the “father of lies”.
So how can we be sure it’s God speaking? One of the surest ways to recognize God’s voice is the effect His words have on us. The results should produce increased faith, gratitude and joy! God’s voice brings encouragement and peace. He tells us to “be anxious for nothing” in Philippians 4:6. He’s the God who calms our mind and soul. A sure sign that we’ve heard from him is the peace we feel in the midst of the storm.
We, also, will know God is speaking because of our attitude. He will place in our hearts a new understanding toward others, and we’ll begin to feel greater compassion and mercy. We’ll find ourselves not only being a blessing to those around us, but receiving joyful blessings as well!
May we listen for God’s voice and experience His encouragement, peace, understanding and joy!