6. GOD’S VOICE IS HEARD THROUGH MY PAIN.
30 Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways. Proverbs 20:30 (GNT)
67 I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow all You say… 71 My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to Your decrees. 72 Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver. Psalm 119:67, 71-72 (NLT)
7 The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 (NLT)
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HEAR GOD'S VOICE?
1. IT REASSURES ME THAT I AM IN GOD'S FAMILY.
JESUS: 27 “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 (NLT)
2. IT SHIELDS ME FROM FALLING INTO TRAPS.
16 …It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 3:16b (NLT)
7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NLT)
3. IT IS THE KEY TO A PRODUCTIVE LIFE.
JESUS: 5 “...Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit…” John 15:5b (NLT)
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
15 Today, when you hear His voice, don’t harden your hearts… Hebrews 3:15a (NLT)