Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
Our discussion on that was good for me, hearing from brothers speaking from their hearts. And learning more about myself and how I can come across from one brother, prior to that, was good for me, even if I have my own thoughts on all of that. In everything I want to be listening for God's voice. What God is saying to me through whatever it is I'm going through in my life, including and maybe especially in the dark places. But really, everywhere and all the time.
To have ears to hear, I must set myself to listen. To do so, I must be in Scripture and in prayer. And in fellowship with all of God's people. And with a heart set on obeying God, which includes repentance and confession of sin along the way, of course. And I must be open to hearing God's voice in unlikely places. Even when what may be said and done may go against me, and be unjust at least to some extent.
Of course this needs to be a daily, ongoing practice and posture of our hearts before God, in Jesus, in all of life. To get past whatever else may be there so that we can truly hear God's voice.
What about you? What have you learned in this, or what might you add here?