Carol Round: Hear God’s Voice by Being Intentional

“Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, ‘This is the way you should go,’ whether to the right or to the left”—Isaiah 30:21(NLT).

“I still can’t hear you,” I replied when my son repeated a question for the third time.

“Hang on a second,” I said as I put my phone on speaker. “Now, I can hear you better.”

For almost a month, I’ve been fighting a losing battle with my allergies. Normally, my allergies are calm this time of year. But the excessive rain we’ve had has contributed to swollen eyes, congestion and a sinus infection.

On my first trip to the doctor at the end of June, she prescribed an antibiotic and eye drops. This past week, I returned to see the doctor because my head was so stuffy, I still couldn’t hear very well. Upon examining my ears, she discovered a wax buildup. She recommended I buy ear drops to soften the wax and then return in a week to have my ears flushed.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Do you remember the commercials used by one company to promote their cell phone service? The actor tries different locations, including some very out-of-the-way places, to get a signal so he can have a phone conversation.  His standard line is, “Can you hear me now?”

As I put the drops in my ears this morning, followed by a tiny wad of cotton, I wondered how often God says to us, “Can you hear me now?”

In the earlier years of my walk with Him, I didn’t often pay attention to that still, small voice saying, ‘This is the way you should go,’ whether to the right or to the left.” I wanted to do things my way and ignored His leading.

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SOURCE: Assist News