Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Listen to God -- Prayer is a Two-Way Communication

If only you carefully listen to the voice of the Lord your God…” (Deuteronomy 15:5, AMP).

Prayer is a two-way communication.  Make sure you pause and quietly listen to God.  Listen!

All through the day there are two voices that compete for our attention– the voice of faith and the voice of defeat. You'll hear a voice saying, “You'll never rise any higher. You don't have what it takes. You've reached your limit.” But if you listen carefully, you'll hear another voice saying, “You are well able. You can do all things through Christ. Your best days are still ahead.”

You are the one who gets to choose which voice comes to life by speaking it out of your own mouth. The moment you verbalize that thought, you give it the right to come to pass. When you speak faith, you're in agreement with God. When you speak defeat, you're in agreement with the enemy. God–talk brings God on the scene. Avoid the thoughts of defeat that Satan plants in our minds.

The English Standard Version (ESV) goes beyond the thought of careful listening to emphasize that we need to strictly obey the voice of the Lord. Why don't you get in agreement with God today? That negative voice may be louder, but you can override it. You can take away all of its power by simply choosing the voice of faith. Choose to declare favor, blessing, and increase over your life so that you can walk in the victory the Lord has in store for you.

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