Fresh Hope – 24th November 2016

I know the Lord is speaking to me when I stop listening to sounds from the world that feed my sense of pride and ambition.

Instead I fall quiet, tune in to God’s great world around me, and actively listen. Sometimes nature speaks, telling me of God’s majesty and glory. Sometimes God’s word speaks, reminding me of what God wants me to know. And sometimes the Holy Spirit speaks, awakening my conscience, reminding me of failures, stirring my compassion and sense of justice, aligning me with God’s will.

I cannot control the voice of God and how it comes. I can only control my ears – my readiness to listen and my quickness to respond.

Phil Yancey

A daily devotion for a better way of living.