This is a very busy time of the year and instead of taking the time to spend with the ONE we’re celebrating we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday. God wants to speak to your heart but you have to get Near Him so you can Hear Him! Do you want to hear God today?
You don’t hear God when you got the TV on. You don’t hear God when you are listening to your iPod. You don’t hear God when you are listening to the radio. You don’t hear God when your mind is filled with a thousand other distractions. You’ve got to get alone with God and be quiet.
The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God.” That means sit down and shut up. That’s how you hear God and get near to God. You got to sit alone and just be quiet with your Bible, and say, ‘God, is there anything you want to say to me’? You read God’s Word and you talk to him about what’s on your heart.
You hear God by getting near God. The Bible calls this walking with God. If you want to hear God, you’ve got to walk with him and, in the next ten years, that means saying, ‘God, I’m going in your direction, not my direction. I’m going at your pace, just as fast or slow as you tell me.’
What is the result of walking with God? You fear nothing. Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. (Psalm 23) Why? Because when God is near, you lose your fear.
Because the more your life is filled with the love of God, the less fear you have in your life. Love and fear cannot operate in the same heart at the same time. The Bible says, in I John 4:18 that perfect love cast out all fear! Spend sometime today alone with the ONE who can take away all your fears and fill your heart with FAITH!
Because He Lives, “Acts 20:24”