28th July 2020
'This is the way; walk in it'
21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left,
your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,
"This is the way; walk in it."
Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)
Does God speak to us?
The answer is surely yes, but the more important question is,
'Do we listen?'
Isaiah 30:21 is a gentle reminder that God speaks to us.
We can hear God's voice in the quiet of an ordinary moment
or in the noise of a spectacular event.
We don't have to be a prophet to hear Him.
God speaks in a language that is understood through prayer,
reflection, and loving kindness.
If we listen we'll be able to hear His word today.
God has something to say to us.
We are guided, whenever and wherever we are.
This verse clearly says, if we get off course with God,
he will let us know we are making the wrong decision
or taking the wrong turn.
The Living Bible puts it this way,
'And if you leave God's path and go astray,
you will hear a voice behind you say,
'Not this way; walk here.'
We have far greater freedom
with God's will than we could possibly realise.
It does not matter where we are,
God is with us!
Because God is with us, we can journey anywhere!
During the time of Isaiah, the Prophet,
the Israelites had continually turned from following God.
When they did, they suffered the consequences
of their disobedience.
God reminded them through Isaiah that if they would remain in him,
he would stay close to them.
In our world today we have the presence of the Holy Spirit
in our lives when we believe in Jesus.
He remains with us no matter what,
and because of this we often take following God for granted.
But he is always there with that still, small voice,
guiding us back on track.
Isn't it reassuring to know that we always have someone to call on
when we get off track or when we lose sight of our destination?
We may see the vision for our lives,
but have no clue how that vision can become a reality.
But we don't have to roam any longer.
Reach out to the architect of the path
and ask Him for clear direction,
listen and he will guide us back on track.