Day 11- Listening!

2020 VISION | Day 11 | Listening!

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. 

No one can snatch them away from Me”

(John 10:27-28, NLT).

“Everyone who listens to me and obeys my instructions 

will be given wisdom and good sense. 

Yes, if you want better insight and discernment, 

and are searching for them as you would for lost money 

or hidden treasure, then wisdom will be given you 

and knowledge of God himself; you will soon 

learn the importance of reverence for the Lord 

and of trusting Him.”

(Proverbs 2:1-5, LB).

Think back to the time when as a child you first heard about buried, secret treasure or someone striking it rich in the gold rush. There’s something about a treasure hunt that ignites everyone’s imagination — the thought of “it could be me.” What if you could  find the X on the treasure map? Proverbs 2 tells us that we should go after wisdom and the instruction of the Lord with the same enthusiasm as one looking for silver or hidden treasure. When someone is convinced that there is a treasure to be found, it consumes them; they will not stop until it is located. This searching for what God has to say to us is active. It’s accepting His words, storing them up, listening for wisdom, guarding it, and crying out to know what He means.  It’s all active. God wants us to have the feeling of “it could be me” that identifies the treasure of His Word and can recognize His voice. God isn’t trying to hide like lost, buried treasure. He wants us to know His voice and to find Him.

Prayer: “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long”(Psalm 24:4-5).