Monday, September 10, 2007

The Voice of Truth

If you haven't picked up on it by now, my prevalent theme so far this month, is the fact that God is. Period. "God is what?" I hear you ask. That's the point. He is everything that we need Him to be, in every circumstance that we find ourselves in. A few years ago a couple of pastors recorded a song titled He is. The song basically began in the book of Genesis all the way to the book of Revelation, highlighting what God manifest Himself as in each book. It was so powerful in demonstrating that God is always what we need for the moment, no matter the circumstance or situation.

It really doesn't matter what Einstein or anyone else for that matter thought, or thinks about that fact. Truth, contrary to popular opinion, is not subjective. I have stated before that those in favor of subjective truth should attempt to fly off the top of a 10 storey building because they are convinced that man has discovered the ability to fly, and has thus subjected gravity to our power. Such people will no doubt find harsh reality (or truth) awaiting them as they make the acquaintance of the hard concrete sidewalk.

Today's "And I Quote" is just a few words of profound but simple truth.

Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts (Hebrews 4: 7)

Like I said, simple and profound. We all contend with days that seem impervious to any kind of good resulting from all of the overwhelmingly difficult circumstances we face. Often times, even as Christians, we find that our natural response is to try and white knuckle our way through the circumstance. The resultant effect of our attempt to fix the problem generally leaves us feeling frustrated, empty, and even questioning God's motives.

But the writer of the book of Hebrews has discovered that the only guaranteed way to find the effective solution to whatever it is that you are contending with, is to "...not harden your hearts." As Christians we enjoy the awesome privilege of hearing the voice of God. Yes, I know that all the skeptics out there are triumphantly offering their "Ah Ha's," reckoning that this is final proof of what they've suspected all along: he is another one of those kooky people that say's God speaks to Him. Let me confirm that fact so that I can allay any doubts that you might still have nursed. Absolutely! I am one of those Christians who believes implicitly in divine guidance, and in the world in which we live today, I am deeply concerned for those who unwittingly follow other voices, thinking it to be their own.

There are myriad voices screaming for our attention every moment of every day. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we give in to one or more of these voices with every decision we make. Whether it is the voice of reason, the voice of emotions, the voice of necessity, or, as todays quote states, the voice of our Divine Maker, who only desires the best for our lives. So please, get off the proverbial fence today (instead of trying to jump off the roof of a 10 storey building in an attempt to create your own truth), and listen carefully for His voice. You'll be glad you did.