So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Reverberation refers to the phenomenon of sound continuing to be present in a room because of sound reflecting off of surfaces such as desks or chairs. When sound lingers in a room there is more interference with speech. In a classroom it is important to have a short reverberation time. CREDIT:http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Classroom-Acoustics/
Today before church, I went up into the choir loft where a couple of my talented friends whose dancing fingers beautifully glorify the Lord each week, Janet on keyboard and Annette from the piano.
The two ladies discussed how some sounds carried throughout the church and others were hardly heard at all. Also, how difficult it is for the musicians in the loft to hear everything being said on the platform, even though it is right in front of them.
Once again, life presented material for a devotional! Annette was the one who suggested this could be used somehow in relation to hearing God’s voice. I hope I serve the Lord well in connecting the two and I hope I translate the point she was making!
This train may switch tracks a few times, but by the Grace of God, the final destination is simply to bring about consideration regarding hearing the Voice of God and how His Word reverberates throughout our lives.
STOP 1: We may say that we want to hear from God, but do we want to listen to what He says if it does not align with what we want to hear? We must position ourselves to where we can truly hear what the Lord is telling us. If we are not in a place where we can hear with clarity, then is that where we should be and what do we need to do about it? Something needs to change, and it isn’t God.
STOP 2: As we start to sing, we want to make sure we are all “in tune” with one another. Do you hear the Lord striking that note, that perfect pitch for our life? May the Word of God reverberate in each heart, mind and spirit represented here.
STOP 3: Needing direction,I have been guilty many times of wondering what the Bible says about a particular topic concerning me. I pick up my tablet (mistake one, avoid temptation by studying with the PRINTED WORD ..break out the pen and highlighter, grab a pen and notebook)! Once on the Internet, with every intention of searching for answers, my mind strays to checking e mail, Pinterest and Facebook. I abandoned the quest before it even started. These are things I would love to blame on “the devil made me do it”, but truthfully, it is my own undisciplined free will!
STOP 4: What are we allowing God’s voice to reverberate from in our lives? Take caution not to allow “well-meaning” friends, circumstances, other sources or even yourself to manipulate the interpretation of God’s direction until you are completely out of tune with His intentions!
We ask that You will position us where we need to
Be to hear Your Voice
We know, O God, with such a request
There is no telling where You may take us
We need faith that wherever that may be
You have already prepared the way for us
Please give us faith to follow our Shepherd’s call
Merciful and Perfect God
Hear our prayers
Your children are calling out for instruction
For wisdom Your Word promises to give liberally
Adjust our hearing, Dear Father
To distinguish Your voice
Please give us a heart of obedience
May we find joy in intentionally following Your Will
May our faith in You
Reverberate in our lives
Allowing our words and actions
To serve as testimony to trusting
The Almighty God!
In the Name of Jesus, our Precious Savior
“Where He Leads Me, I Will Follow”
“Sing Over Me”
CREDIT: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible
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Janet, Annette, encouraging words and support of friends and family