Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
- Luke 1:38 NLT
Advent Day 18
December 14, 2022
The Voice of God
My father taught me to drive when I was sixteen years old. I was truly excited because it meant I could run errands for my mother and grandmother. Even though it was many years ago, each time I get in my car I still hear my father’s voice saying, “what is the speed limit,” “you are tailgating” and “take your foot off the brake.”
Just as I hear my father’s voice, God speaks to us also. We hear God’s voice, but many times we do not follow it. We think our plan is better than his and proceed with it. In the Bible, there are stories about people who did not listen to God, e.g., Adam, Abraham, Sarah, Solomon, and others.
God will accomplish his plan for your life without your cooperation and when the task is accomplished it will be so spectacular that you will know it is God. Mary heard the voice of God from an angel and responded with the above scripture. This Advent season I suggest we follow the example of Mary and listen to the voice of God.
Sister Judith Watkins
Prayer: Dear God, Draw me nearer Precious Lord to your voice by prayer, meditation and obedience. Amen.
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