Hear the Lord
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! - Deuteronomy 5:29
The Lord manifested Himself on Mount Sinai to prove to the Israelites that He spoke from Heaven so that they follow the Commandments given by Him. The manifestation bought about so much fear in the Israelites that they approached Moses asking him to be a medium between God and them (Exodus 20:18-19). They feared that if they heard the voice of the Lord they would die. This fear was true, the voice of the Lord kills; it kills the flesh and builds the spirit. The Lord knew the Israelites from within their hearts and knew deep within they had some area that they did not want to change. If they heard the voice of the Lord it would affect them and change them.
We all have the tendency to put others in between the Lord and us to be a medium in between. Deep within we have some areas in our lives which have placards 'Out of bounds' even for the Lord. We tell the Lord chance me all over but this area, please do not touch. I am afraid it may change my identity or change my life completely. Therefore we do not make efforts to hear God directly, once we hear we know it will do its job.
Please do not protect any area of your old inner man, for when problems come or when you are tested, this area will pop its head and overtake your whole being. Crush it when it is small or asleep so that you do not struggle too much, latter. Hear the voice of the Lord, prayer to Him, read his Word, keep your heart still and you will hear Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You know I am weak and scared, scared to change completely. But You know Lord I love You. I want to hear your voice, speak to me. Change me Lord by your Word but be gentle with me like a small baby in its mother's bosom. I ask this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.
29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
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