THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE IN HEARING GOD’S VOICE
NOVEMBER 3, 2022 / DAY 4#
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
In 1787, the Constitutional Convention which addressed the issue of whether smaller states should also have the same representation as larger states were on the brink of failure. Many of the delegates planned to return home. Benjamin Franklin who was then 81 years old gave advice, “We are so busy with our business that we forget God. I suggest that every morning we take time to pray for God’s help before we start our meeting.” His suggestion was accepted. Each morning after that, the sessions opened with prayer first. In a short time, a compromise was agreed upon, and the deal is still in effect today.
In the book of Daniel chapter 6, the Bible records that Daniel with full awareness, left his activities and business to pray and praise God. That’s when Daniel got a lot of God’s instructions. God himself taught him. That’s why Daniel knows the best steps to take and understands what will happen in the future. This is the secret of Daniel being the wisest man of that time.
Many of us, these days, are too busy and congested with our activities and work. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. However, if we choose to complete each of our responsibilities with God’s help, rearrange our time and not neglect our fellowship with God, then God who works on Daniel, will also work on our lives. Continue to persevere in our quiet time, pray and ask God’s instructions for our lives. Obedience to God’s instructions will bring us to receive extraordinary grace.
One of the biggest OBSTACLES to HEARING God’s voice is being too BUSY and OCCUPIED.
1. Have you had a special time to fellowship with God?
2. Why can be too busy and occupied become an obstacle to hearing God’s voice?
3. What commitments have you made to apply today’s devotional?
“O LORD, forgive us if we have been too busy and prioritize our activities. We long to be in fellowship with You and make You the top priority in our time. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”
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