Fine Tuning to the Voice
A Sanctified “Wanter” – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:12-18
Key Verse: Philippians 2:13
for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose
From yesterday’s study we know that God’s voice can be heard in our desires if we stay close to God via daily prayer and Bible reading. That means that we can trust our wants to be the voice of God, based on those conditions. Our printed key verse says: “God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” The New Living Translation clarifies this verse even better: “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”
Some Christ followers will say, “I never hear God’s voice” and believe that to be true. In fact, that is a lie from the evil one! First, God has spoken to all of us through the Bible—God’s very breath! (2 Timothy 3:16) Second, our scripture for yesterday and today is clear: God speaks to us through the desires of our hearts, the desires He puts in us!
It is true that God, at times, speaks to people asking them to do things they don’t want to do. Jonah, of the Old Testament, is a perfect example of that, but I believe it is more common for God to lead His people through the desires of their hearts. Psalm 37:4 tells us that God grants us the desires of our hearts. That is true, but Philippians 2:13 tells us that God puts those desires in our hearts! If you want to fine tune to His voice, look inside your heart. What are your deepest desires?
Father, as I stay in tune with you on a daily basis, I will trust the desires of my heart as your voice speaking to me. In Jesus’ name, amen.