WHEN I HEAR GOD’S VOICE
The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. Psalms 50:1-2
Christ’s death on the cross was for everyone. The call is universal and it is sounded out to all men and women. Jesus showed us the way to heaven, revealed that He is the door, and announced that He was the light of the world. But men have always loved darkness rather than light. Instead of the light being attractive, we are repelled by it. Christ is just not desirable to us. His light is too bright and we shield our eyes from it and turn away.
So, who will believe if all people love darkness? The ones God specifically calls; the ones whose eyes are opened to see His glory. Ah, this call is personal. This call came to us by name.
Whenever God speaks a word, it is effective.
Nobody knows whom God will call. Because of that, my heart reaches out to God in prayer for those who haven’t yet heard their name spoken by God. Now, Christ is still unattractive to them, even repulsive. Once God calls their name, they will never be the same.
The call is powerful like dynamite. It transformed a brutal murderer into a zealot. The Damascus road was the place it happened. Paul was the man. I know this transformation, too. Don’t you? The longer I live near Jesus and soak in His Words, the more I cease to know the old me. You’ll never know how many times I read old journals and respond out loud, “What was your problem, Christine?”
The call is to a new life. Don’t walk! Run to Calvary if you are hearing your name whispered in your soul.
Oh, still speak. I love how You speak to me. I love the results of Your touch on my life. Amen