God has really been speaking to me about hearing His Voice. Separating HIs Voice from the voices of man, the voices heard in my head, and the voices of emotions. No matter what is going on in our day, we have nudges to respond to them and God is wanting me to better hear Him in all of this. In my devotions this morning He was speaking to me about this as I journaled, then as I read my devotional the message was there.
As I began my bible reading in Psalms, David was confessing his sins about Bathsheba and the death of her husband. This is in Psalms 51 and in verse 6 it says: “Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.” As I read this and then read an insert Joyce Meyers wrote, I was prompted to look at the distinction of what God desires–TRUTH in our inner being–my heart. It is one thing to do something outwardly and desire something else on the inside. God wants my inner self to desire Him and what I do on the outside to model this.
The 3-R’s I’ve written about came to mind in all of this. I can recognize the desire to please selfishness, I can reject it, but replacing it was my question to Jesus this morning. He said to replace it with a desire for Him. I can use yesterday’s message to do this: “God (my heavenly Dad) has said to have no other gods before me, so I replace this evil desire with His Son–Jesus and a desire to yearn for Him, to be like Him.” Just writing this makes my heart smile and tears come to my eyes.