My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)
To wander aimlessly through a valley will leave you stranded in a terrain of helplessness. I know this to be true because I have walked that journey to no avail. Even within my current walk, I stumble upon that path without notice and lose my footing. It seems to be the nature of my flesh to gravitate to this go-it-alone shortcoming. It is in those times my spirit yearns for guidance and redirection.
I know the Lord is the beacon that will swivel my compass back in line with His will for me. The challenge at times has been listening…then hearing His voice. There is the illusion I would prefer a direct “do this” type of message and all would be fine. The truth is; if God spoke to me as if it were a regular conversation, God-to-man so to speak, I most likely would question my sanity. So to listen with my awareness is the sound that faith makes as God speaks to me.
The sound of faith comes in an array of unlimited sources. I have been brought to light by song, the honk of a horn, the thought of someone and they suddenly appear, the flutter of butterflies, and the deep knowing that just comes upon me. There are also the times when a sensation pulls me back from an impending danger or threat. No matter the method in which the Lord chooses to enlighten my journey, it is I that must choose to walk to the sound of faith and trust Him with my steps.
To choose faith is an action step that requires complete trust. It is a difficult choice to abide by in all aspects of my walk, and I will praise the day if I am able to achieve such devotion. This failing aside, the times I hear the Lord speak, I must ignite my trust and walk to the sound of faith without reservation, knowing in my soul that He has laid solid ground under my feet and my direction is clear.
My prayer is as I walk, the sound of faith strengthens my awareness to hear the Lord as he directs my steps and to follow Him with all that I am.
May God bless you and give you Grace.