The Language God Speaks

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As we look into the unknown territory of hearing God’s voice, we discover a keyed entry through which we must pass. It is a singular narrow gate, accessed one way and one way only. A writer in the New Testament explains this succinctly: “God…spoke long many ways, (but) in these last days He has spoken to us in His Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). Brian Simmons, translator of the Passion Version, says, “We speak in English; God speaks in ‘Son,’ for Jesus is the language of God.” 

I love how one of my readers summed this up. “We all struggle with ‘hearing’ GOD’s voice and listening to His direction. (But the key) to ‘hearing’ Him is His Word!” When Jesus explained that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, He continued to say, “No one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). 

Mysteriously, Jesus is both the portal and the key. We walk toward Him because He first reaches out to us. “The sheep hear His Voice, and He calls His own sheep by name” (John 10:3). 

As we lift our intuitive minds into this unseen realm, we are astounded at the delightfulness of His Presence. We no longer desire to give Him our demands. Instead, we burn to know more and flood Him with questions (Psalm 27:4). “Ask, and keep on asking,” He encourages (Luke 11:9 Amplified). 

Ok. So, here was my ill-informed question: “What can I do better to tune into Your Voice?

Like the rich young ruler, I’ve always assumed that pleasing God depends on my actions. (Did you notice my works-related question?) Although I’ve obeyed lots of the commandments, I know I must lack something. So, I ask,”What good thing must I do to obtain the best life?” (based on Matthew 19:16).

What He said was a watershed moment of discovery for me:

You are looking at things as they are outwardly,” He responded (2 Corinthians 10:7). “When you evaluate your worth by what you do, you are using another person as your quantifier. Like the Corinthians, you are comparing yourself to someone else and using a false standard of measurement (2 Corinthians 10:12). And you should know how I detest dishonest weights and scales (Proverbs 20:23).

My Kingdom has a unique process of calculating value. Faith is the measurement standard I use to access worth (see Romans 12:3 The Passion). As a spiritually-given gift, faith is never evaluated by what you do but by how much you trust Me (Ephesians 2:8-9). 

“Kandy, the only accurate way to understand yourself is by Who I am and what I do, not by what you are and what you do for me (Romans 12:3 The Message). Stop measuring your worth on the unreliable scales of your emotions. Know that I’ve already granted you everything needed for great Kingdom value (2 Peter 1:3).” 

Whoa. What a revelation. I am to no longer to ask Him what to do, but to ask Him what He wants me to faithe. Faithe is an action verb centered first on God’s Character and then on God’s Hand. Thankfully, as I practice this more balanced self-esteem, I’m assured that by this same standard of measure it will be measured back to me (Matthew 7:2). 

Pray with me: 

Jesus, what do You want me to know, and what do You want me to faithe? Thank You for the precious value of hearing Your Voice. I’m humbled to discover it’s accessible to anyone who believes (1 Peter 2:7). Even me.”