trACker number350 Listen With Your Inner Ear
by Dudley Anderson 1/28/2011 / Devotionals
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28 January 2011
Dear God Tracker
Listen With Your Inner Ear
You know, the hardest part of following the will of God for me is hearing his so called, "still small voice". Ever since I began understanding the ways of God I have been taught that God seldom speaks through the obvious but that he speaks through a gentle whisper. God once told Elijah that he was going to reveal himself to the prophet. So he told Elijah to wait on a mountain top and he would pass by. A violent wind came then an earthquake and then a fire but these did not reveal God. Eventually, a still whisper came to Elijah. Only then did the prophet hear the voice of God.
I believe that the objects of the universe reflect the nature and purposes of the Creator. For instance, God created our hearing mechanism in two parts: 1.) the outer ear and 2.) the inner ear. The outer ear funnels sound waves in toward the ear drum, which separates the two parts of the ear. The ear drum in turn, turns the external sound vibrations of air into internal vibrations of liquid and flesh, which is detected by our central nervous system and, voila, we hear! You see, ultimately, it is the inner ear that turns a whisper into a word.
Tracking the will of God is like this. In order to know God's will we need to hear his word. But, what makes things even more complicated is the fact that the Holy Spirit's "still small voice" is totally inaudible to the natural ear. Therefore, we need to hone the skill of listing with our hearts as we read the Bible, interpret circumstances and decipher well-meaning advice. It's a bit like learning to funnel the wind, earthquake, fire and the whisper into the inner part of you your spirit to eventually interpret the voice of God. Dear God Tracker, in order to track the plans and purposes of God for your life, you need to listen with your inner ear.
God-tracking is telling the difference between an earthquake and a whisper.
What is trACker?
GodTracker and trACker owe their origins to an international Christian radio programme produced by Dudley Anderson called, OnTrack. Although OnTrack went off-air in 2005, trACker has continued to help people to track God's plans and purposes for their lives since July 2003.
Verse of the Week
I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints--but let them not return to folly.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes
"The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress." --- Billy Graham
Don't Give Up, Look Up!
Look up and Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!
I Choose To Follow Your Lead
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
"Father God, thank you for sending Jesus to speak into our world as the Word of God. I rejoice too, dear Jesus, that you know me personally. I affirm that I have opened my heart's ear my "inner ear" to your voice and confess Jesus Christ to be my personal Lord and God. I choose, therefore, to listen to the voice of Christ as my shepherd and follow his leading. Help me, O God, to interpret your word to me in whichever form it comes. Help me to understand you and to hear that still small voice of your Spirit. Today I choose to follow your lead. Amen."
Dudley began writing for radio. He currently presents for UCB UK and writes a weekly devotional called, trACker. trACker reaches hundreds of people and is published online. Dudley also pastors a church in the UK. More at: www.godtracker.co.uk