Do you ever hear voices in your head? Like, sometimes, if I just messed up bad or did something stupid, or have a decision to make, or even if I am getting dressed and think I look bad, I hear a voice in my head judging me, tearing me down. But the weird thing is that the voice, usually is the voice of a real person I know. Like, a relative I feel is judgmental of me, or a friend who has made fun of me, or someone who just seems perfect and must think I am just a complete mess. It's their voice. Isn't that weird? A lot of times the comments follow me around in my sub-conscience before I am even aware of it.
There is a lot of competition in my heart for my heart. My voice, others' voices, real and perceived. And God's voice. His is the only persistent voice, constant, like my very heart beat, for in Him I live and move and have my being. (Acts 17:28).
Maybe we die not because our heart stops beating, but because God's voice has gone out of us. Maybe we die because he wants us home, or maybe, because we have said, "No" to him so many times that he finally says, "Okay." and it's over. The pursuit is over.
This is good news. This is very good news. It means that if you can still hear your heart beating in your chest, you can still hear God. And therefore, he is still pursing you, believe it or not. Today if only you would hear his voice, do not harden your heart....
"Suppose a shepherd has 100 sheep and looses one of them. Does he not leave the 99 in the open country and go after that lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home." Luke 15:4
You are not as lost as you might think.
Day 28. Path.
9 years ago