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Devotion day 19

DAY 19

Committing to Hear God’s Voice

Mark 4:9 “And He was sayng, ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear.’”

One of the most (probably most) important disciplines of my spiritual life is hearing God’s voice. This is how we begin our life in Him!

Please listen to (as you sing to yourself) or simply read the words of a classic hymn written by Austin Miles in 1912.

I come to the garden alone,

While the dew is still on the roses,

And the voice I hear falling on my ears,

The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own.

And the joy we share as we tarry there,

None other has ever known.

This song came to Dr. Miles in March 1912 while he was reading from John 20:1-18 where Mary, John, and Peter meet in the garden.

He recalled as he read that passage: “I seemed to be part of the scene. I became a select witness to that dramatic moment in Mary’s life, when she knelt before her Lord and cried, ‘Rabboni!’ I awakened in full light, gripping the Bible, with muscles tense and nerves vibrating. Under the inspiration of this vision, I wrote as quickly as the words could be formed.” - Austin Miles

What a delight to know the Shepherd still speaks and His sheep listen!

How does He speak to His children?

▪ He speaks through creation with such clarity that all mankind is held accountable to believe in the Creator. Psalm 19:1-6; Romans 1:20

▪ He speaks through evidence of divine providence. Genesis 28:10-17; Acts 16:7

▪ He speaks through signs and wonders, convincing men of His presence and power. Acts 13:12; 1 Corinthians 14:5, 22-26

▪ He speaks through His Word, the Holy Scriptures. 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Romans 10:17. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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