Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence]. 1 Chronicles 16:11 (AMP)
I was in prayer one day and I was asking God to allow me to hear His voice. “Above all the noise of this world God, allow me to hear just You.”Then I heard these words, “Don’t desire to hear My voice more than you desire to be in My presence. You know My voice and when you get in My presence, My voice will be heard by you.”
This was interesting to me because all throughout the Bible are instructions on hearing the voice of God. As I was seeking clarity in this, it became evident that as Christians when we are seeking to hear God’s voice, it’s usually for a specific reason. “Lord give me guidance in what You want me to do. Tell me what Your will is for me.” We often times come to God with our own agendas, but when we seek to be in His presence, it gives God the opportunity to say everything He needs to say, do everything He needs to do and reveal everything He needs to reveal. When we are in His presence and seek Him, not His answers, we will hear His voice and experience so much more!
Additional scripture: Exodus 33:14; Psalm 16:11; Jeremiah 29:13; Acts 17:27
Prayer: Heavenly Father, You are amazing! Thank You for this revelation. Som many times I come to you with my own agenda, wanting You to do what I need You to do without any regard for what You desire, forgive me, Father. Lord, give me a heart to seek You, just for who You are and the confidence in knowing everything that I need will be provided in Your presence. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!