38. Listen! Listen… Do You Hear It?

What does the voice of God sound like? Listen to the lyrics of this song. It’s in the details.

‘Listen, listen to the texture and the tone
Listen, listen for the kindness, for the hope
Listen, listen it’s the sound that leads you home
It’s the voice of God
Oh that still small voice
The voice of God…’

Listen… Do you hear it? Do you perceive it? Do you recognise when He speaks to you? Because He does speak. He is not a silent God.

The voice is there. The question is if you hear it. Perceive it.

Start by reading the Bible. Daily. Meditate on it. Don’t skim through. Read it. Consider every word, every sentence, the context. What does it mean? What does it mean for you and your life? What is His Spirit telling you through the words?

Pray. Seek Him out. Tell him your queries, your questions, your doubts; talk about your gratitude.

Listen to your gut. Your conscience. His Holy Spirit which dwells within you. What do you hear? What niggles at you? What does that quiet voice say? Do you suppress it? Do you ignore it? Or do you tune in and listen? What is it telling you? Where is it leading or guiding you?

When you hear, follow. No matter how difficult or strange or ridiculous it may seem. The more you trust, the more you follow His still and quiet voice, the more you will continue to hear. The more clearly you will hear. Train yourself to listen and hear. Obey. And then listen some more.

Follow the leading of His voice.

‘Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.’ John 10:24-28

How do you know it is God’s voice you have heard? Again, read the Bible. Is the message in line with His word? Is the message in line with the character of God? How will you know the character of God if you don’t get to know Him? Read the Bible. Seek Him out. Learn about His character and the essence of who He is.

Lyrics: ‘Voice of God’ by Dante Bowe Feat. Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore

Verse 1

I can hear it in the crackle of a bonfire
And I can hear it in the middle of the ocean water
Oh, I just can’t explain it, but it makes me wanna cry

And I can hear it when the rain falls on my windowsill
On a playground where children’s laughter lives
Oh, I can’t explain it, but it makes me wanna cry

And I can hear it in the busy New York city streets
And I can hear it in the country Georgia fields of green
Oh, I can’t explain it, no, but it makes me wanna cry

Chorus 1

It sounds like grand-momma
Telling you where you come from
Said it’s kinda like laughter
Out of the mouths of your loved ones
Or catching up with an old friend
Reminiscing on back when

It’s like a summer-time sprinkler
Street side with my ice cream cone
Said it sounds like a choir
Singing hymns, hallelujah
It’s the voice of God
Yeah, it can make a grown man cry

Verse 2

I can hear it on the wind of an early morning
When the fog is getting thick and the birds are chirping
Oh, it’s just something I can’t explain, no, but it makes me wanna cry

I can hear it in the hush of a midnight hour
When I’m alone in my room if I’m goin’ under
Oh, I just can’t explain it, no, but it brings me back to life

It’s like the sound of a newborn baby cryin’
Yeah, like the final breath of a loved one passing
Oh, it’s a beautiful thing, yeah, ‘cause it leads me to the light

Chorus 2

It’s like a drive-through movie
Small town with a big screen
Like grilling out in the front yard
Sometimes it’s the simple things
Like story telling with my grandpa
He was so easy to believe

Like when the sun goes up yeah
Sometimes it’s better when the sun comes down
‘Cause there’s just something about the moonlight
And it can make you feel alright
Oh, it’s the voice of God
And it can make a grown man cry

Tag

Yes it can, yes it can
It’s the voice of God
It can make a grown man cry

Outro

Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God
If you listen, you will hear Him (ooh ooh, ooh ooh)
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God
In the question, He’s the answer (ooh ooh, ooh ooh)
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God
Just like my daddy, He always taught me (ooh ooh, ooh ooh)
Voice of God (yes it is)
It’s the voice of God

I remember that day when He called my name (ooh ooh, ooh ooh)
Nothing was the same because of the voice (voice of god, it’s the voice of God)
Yeah, and everything was changed (ooh ooh, ooh ooh)
I saw myself in a different way
Because of the voice of (voice of god, it’s the voice of God)
Before there were so many noises (ooh ooh, ooh ooh)
I made so many wrong choices listening to other voices (voice of God)
But now I hear the (it’s the voice of God)
Yeah, and He’s still speaks (He’s still speaking), He’s still declaring (He’s still declaring, there it is the voice)
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God
Creation responds, the winds still obey
The voice of God, it’s the voice of God

Woah oh, oh oh
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God (I’m so glad I hear it)
Oh oh, oh oh
Voice of God, (still hear it), the voice of God

The voice that created, the same voice that saved us
Oh no other sound so precious, (so precious) so precious (so precious)
The voice of God
Listen, listen to the texture and the tone
Listen, listen for the kindness, for the hope
Listen, listen it’s the sound that leads you home
It’s the voice of God (it’s the voice of God)
Oh that still small voice (still small voice)
The voice of God, so precious (oh)
It’s holy, holy, holy (it is, it is, it is)
It’s so holy, holy, holy (yeah it is, it is, it is, the voice, it’s the voice)
So holy, holy, holy (there’s nothing else like it, nothing else can compare)
It’s so holy, holy, holy (yeah nothing else, oh we cry)
It’s so holy, holy, holy (yeah, it stands alone, it stands alone)
Holy, holy, holy (yeah, no other voice can compete, no other voice can stand beside)
It is holy, holy, holy, (oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, it calms my fears, it soothes my doubts, soothes my doubts, His voice, His voice, His voice is)
Holy, holy, holy (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Holy, holy, holy (yeah, holy, oh yeah, holy)
He is holy, holy, holy

The deaf ear stills responds to that sound of His voice
The dead man still gets up from the ground because of His voice
Everything responds when He calls (yes)
Everything responds when He speaks (everything yeah)
I come alive when He calls (everything inside of me)
I come alive when He speaks (stands at attention)
Everything stands at attention (ohh)
Everything stands at attention (I stand at attention)
Everything stands at attention (yeah)
When my Father speaks
When my Daddy speaks
When my Healer speaks
When my Savior speaks
Everything stands at attention (I love the sound, I love the sound)

Oh oh, oh oh
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God (singin’)
Oh oh, oh oh
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God (sing it again, say oh)
Oh oh, oh oh (you can hear it, if you want to)
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God (if you want it you got it, you can hear His voice right now)
Oh oh, oh oh (He’s not coming how you spoke to your mother)
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God (He may not come how you spoke to your father, He wants a new thing, He wants a new thing, oh)
Oh oh, oh oh
Voice of God, it’s the voice of God (may come differently this time, sing oh)
Oh oh, oh oh
Voice of God, (oh yeah yeah) it’s the voice of God (oh yeah)

Love, Abbie x

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