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“Do you remember,” Stan asked, “the story I told you about when I heard God’s audible voice?” [Note to reader: See entry Number 18, Listening to God.]
“I do,” I replied. “He told you to quit smoking.”
“That’s right,” Stan replied. “And there is an important other point about that story that has become clear to me as I have thought about it.”
“When God spoke, I obeyed.”
“I did not wake up my wife and say, ‘did you just hear God speak?’”
Continuing, Stan said, “I did not get up in the morning and go ask anyone what I should do.”
“It was between God and me, and I obeyed.”
“I’ve thought a lot about this, and what is real clear to me is that I am to obey, whether it is God’s audible voice or whether He is speaking to me through His word or through the Holy Spirit.”
“If I go and ask someone else what he or she thinks I should do, I will probably get the wrong answer.”
“The answer God wants is my obedience. Plain and simple.”
I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood. Galatians 1:16.
Prayer: Lord, I know that when I hear your voice you want me to listen and to obey. You are the Source and you do not want me to consult with anyone else about whether or not I am to obey. I need and ask for your help in having all of the confidence I need to know and to recognize your voice — and to hear, listen, and obey you and you alone. Thank you that I can and do come before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.