Obey The Voice

Obey The Voice By Kirk Hunt

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NKJV

The front-line versions of the F-16 Falcon, F-18 Hornet and A-10 Warthog (uh, Thunderbolt) are single-seat aircraft. Still, before hotshot pilots get to be lone combat aces, they fly the two-seat version. They learn their craft from the voice of the instructor in the back seat.

The instructor guides, exhorts and corrects. In the heat of action and danger, his or her echoing voice and lessons are often the difference between defeat and victory. No one interested in returning home safely would ignore wisdom and guidance in such a moment.

Moses, on the verge of his death, urged the nation of Israel to continue to obey the voice of God. Jesus, preparing the Disciples for His sacrifice, urged the same. He also promised the Holy Spirit would live inside any believer who would welcome Him. No one interested in correctly living the Christian walk would ignore the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit at any time.

Christian men and women face the heat and action of this modern life, every day. In the constant give, take and turmoil it is all too easy to do badly or say wrongly, destroying your Christian walk or your righteous witness. The Holy Spirit and God’s Word have voices and speak. Are you listening?

Think: Do I seek to live by the voice of the Holy Spirit?

Pray: “Lord, give me the Holy Spirit and the heart to live by Your law.”

 

Copyright © June 2018, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press. You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.

Divine Direction

Divine Direction By Kirk Hunt

In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths..

Proverbs 3:6 NKJV

What do you hear when someone speaks of “God’s divine direction?” Does the pillar of fire and smoke come to mind? Do you think of the angel that led Peter out of prison?

God’s direction and guidance can be miraculous and mystical. Scripture is too full of examples to say otherwise. Still, the visitation of angels is not part of a typical day in an office cubicle. A glory-cloud does not often appear while driving to the supermarket.

God promises to guide us, if we acknowledge that we need His direction. He desires to lead us past, around or through every circumstance in our lives. If God leads you, despite the difficulties, there will always be joy and delight in your journey.

Cultivate a heart that listens for Him. You may not be the cleverest soul alive, but you can live that way. Be determined to hear from Him.

Study Scripture, regularly and often. In those moments of reverent quiet, He will speak with you. Hidden in study, God will find you. There is no faster or more secure route to His guidance.

If Bible study gives so much, why is it often missing in our lives? We think we do not have the time. We believe it is beyond us. We look for less accountability.

Decide you want God’s direction in your life. The only entrance fee is making study of His Word a priority for your life. If you seek Him, He will find you. His Word promises you that.

Think: I can have God’s direction if I want it.

Pray: “Lord, help me to be guided by You.”

 

Copyright © February 2017, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press. You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.