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To Hear God Call Our Name

Today’s Reflection

TO HEAR GOD CALL OUR NAME awes us. To consider facing such an experience without trembling knees is unthinkable. To stand before the One, the author of all that exists, stretches our imaginations to the breaking point. Then to have that One speak our name transforms and changes life.

Jesus, too, heard the voice from heaven saying what he already knew. He was God’s beloved. What a wonderful message! To be the beloved child of the Creator. To know one is loved like that transforms and prepares us for anything. Perhaps that is why the Gospels tell us that Jesus left the baptismal service and God’s affirming voice to go into the desert to be tempted by Satan. Jesus prevailed because he remembered the voice; he remembered who he was and who was with him.

– Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job
A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

From a Reading for Reflection by Rueben P. Job, page 95 in A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God. Copyright © 2006 by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Listen for God’s voice as you live your life today. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

“The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:8b-9, NRSV

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  • Rusty February 12, 2016, 4:06 pm

    I believe I heard God’s voice today (and for several days, now) asking me to reach out to a young man in my Friday early morning men’s bible study. I invited him to join me in a prayer series. The series, by Ruth Myers, is called 31 Days of Praise and it involves a short devotional reading a scripture passage. I suggested we both read and ponder the passage each day and trade text messages with our reactions, then talk more if we want on Fridays. He was surprised, said yes, but said he isn’t sure he wants to start right away. I think he’ll do it, but the “yes, but . . . wait” caught me off guard. Lord, I’m looking forward to what might happen next.

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling February 12, 2016, 7:10 pm

    Thank you Father God for the privilege of being your child. Help me to listen for your voice as I live my life today and do what you want me to do.

    Grateful for the weekends.

    May everyone find joy in obeying God as we listen for His voice!

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