Tune In

We need to tune in to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and move when He moves.  “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22).

There is one thing about God, He desires to speak to His people.  He loves us so much that He wants to be in constant communication with His creation. One of the examples in scripture is in the story of Samuel.

Young Samuel grew up to be one of the most powerful prophets of God who ever lived.  Yet, when he was a boy, he was unfamiliar with the voice of God.  He had to learn to tune in so that he could recognize God’s Voice and respond.  Eli, the priest, taught Samuel to respond to the still, small voice of God by saying, “Speak, for your servant is listening” (I Samuel 3:10).  That’s how you tune in —  by desiring to hear from God and by being willing to respond obediently.  

What are you listening for?  Are you TUNED IN to hear the voice of God?

If you are tuned into the voice of God there are a few realities that you will discover as you hear His voice.  

  • God’s voice is always consistent with His Word. Any message must agree with what the Lord has already said in the Scriptures.

  • His voice is quiet. God often speaks to our hearts through His Holy Spirit in an inaudible but compelling way.

  • The Lord speaks clearly. If we’ll tune our hearts to Him by setting aside time to read His Word and listen for His Spirit to speak, He will give us clear guidance and we will walk in the spirit.

Jesus said many times throughout the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, “He who has ears, let him hear.” This is not just some generic statement for “hey, everybody listen up”, he is calling for people to take careful heed and TUNE IN.  Revelation 2:29 says, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’