“The Power of Listening to God”

Thought for Today: The Power of Listening to God

You have been taught all your life that the devil just doesn’t want you to listen to what God says because he doesn’t want you to have what God wants for you.  

That is partially true, but the deeper reason the enemy does not want you to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, the real reason the enemy does not want you to live your life according to what the word of God says, is because if and when you do listen to the word of God, His word will elevate you above everything and everyone that comes against you.  

Where does it say that in the Bible Pastor Erick? Take a look at Deuteronomy 28:1 , “And it shall come to pass IF THOU SHALT HEARKEN DILEGENTLY UNTO THE VOICE OF THE LORD THY GOD to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, (if you will truly live your life according to the word of God) that the LORD THY GOD will SET THEE ON HIGH ABOVE ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH”. 

I don’t know who I am talking to, but you have been going back and forth in the theater of your mind, should I do it my way?  Should I do what everybody else is telling me to do? Or should I just do what God told me to do in the first place? 

Listen to me. The reason why the world, your flesh (feelings and or emotions) and especially the devil wants you to listen to them instead of listening to God is simply because if you listen to God and do what God says, it empowers you to do things that normal people just can’t do.  

Jesus himself said this in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY; and nothing shall by any means hurt you”. 

The evidence that God knows that you heard him is when you do what He has told you to do, you say what he has told you to say, and you go where He told you to go. When you listen to God, it is up to Him to reveal His power, it is up to Him to make His word come to pass, it is up to Him to do the miracles, signs, and wonders; not you.  

And when the world, your flesh, and the devil bombard you with questions of the what, the when, and the where, and how of God, the last thing they want to hear come out of your mouth is I DON’T KNOW. I am just doing what God told me to do, I just said what God told me to say, or I just went where God told me to go.  

This takes the matter out of your hands, this takes the matter out of the hands of the world, and the hands of devil, and it places the situation in the hands of Almighty God.  

And God says to you today, if you listen to what I have told you to do, if you go where I told you to go, and if you say what I have told you to say, I the Lord thy God will not only empower you to do extraordinary things, but I will empower you to live an extraordinary life. 

And know this truth THERE IS SO MUCH POWER IN LISTENING TO GO. To a point where the whole dynamics of your life will change from you being fearful of what the world, the flesh, and the devil would do to you, to the world, the flesh, and the devil will be fearful of what you would do to them. 

For it is written “AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THAT THOU ART CALLED BY THE NAME OF THE LORD AND THEY SHALL BE AFRAID OF THEE” Deuteronomy 28:10.

The reason the enemy doesn’t want you to listen to the word of God is because the enemy knows listening to the word of God gives you power over all.

Listen to God today and Be Blessed.

By Erick Young