I have a habit of hearing the voice of the Lord clearly for others and letting them know what I've heard. When it comes to hearing Him for myself, His voice is clear, easily understood. For some strange reason, when he's speaking to me about me, a since of urgency for myself, isn't as strong. As a result I miss the mark. Example, one of my adult children's car was impounded. Days before the incident the Lord spoke to me and told me to tell him to remove the custom items he'd placed on the car. I heard, I acknowledged but I dismissed it and failed to tell him. Because of my lack of obedience, he missed a significant opportunity. A few days later, I was packing for a business trip and the Lord told me to pack an extra hair tie. I heard, I acknowledged but I failed to follow through. When I got to the hotel, I was taking down my hair and the hair tie I had on fell into the toilet. All I could do was look up. Since then, I've been listening. The other night I went outside to move my car. There were some empty cups in the holder and some napkins. I started to pick them up and heard the Lord say, "No. Leave it for in the morning. Go in the house." I didn't question him. I didn't think that it was odd. I simple followed instructions and went into the house.
Getting to the place where you follow the instructions of His voice is of significant importance. We have no idea what our obedience means to the Lord and the impact of our not being obedient.
I'm paying close attention and know that I'll be all the better for it.
Writing and observing are two of my favorite things to do. As I go along my day, I hope to share with you what I see or in some cases, what I hear.