Joel Osteen Daily Devotional Jan 29 2019

Listen Up!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

After the earthquake a fire, but Adonai was not in the fire. After the fire there was a soft whisper of a voice.
1 Kings 19:12, TLV

TODAY’S WORD:

Listening is a lost art today. We can be so concerned about expressing our thoughts and opinions that we don’t listen closely to others—or even to God. If we’re not careful, distractions and busyness can drown out the voice that matters most in our lives, the voice of our heavenly Father. The good news is that you can learn to tune out the negative noise of the world and start listening for God’s voice, for hopeful, positive, faith-filled thoughts. Be receptive and listen for His still, small voice on the inside of you. God speaks not only through the Bible but also through godly counsel and His Holy Spirit. All it takes is a simple prayer like the one Samuel prayed in 1 Samuel 3:10 when he said to God, “I am listening.” Then be ready to listen for His answer.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

God, thank You for answering my prayers. Give me the wisdom and discernment to hear Your still, small voice through the loudness of this world. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.God, thank You for answering my prayers. Give me the wisdom and discernment to hear Your still, small voice through the loudness of this world. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.