The first radio I ever owned only had an AM dial. I remember, depending on the weather and atmospheric conditions, I could sometimes listen to stations a thousand miles away. I developed a whole list of my favorite programs and what station and time they would come on. When I began to drive, this complicated matters, because now the factor of being mobile made it even more difficult to stay tuned-in with a half way decent reception. Music would fade in and out along with other stations interfering and breaking in or taking over at times. With one hand on the steering wheel and the other hand on the radio tuner knob, I would be constantly tweaking the dial to get the best reception possible.
This is the same exact way it is with hearing God’s voice. In my many years as a Christian, I have seen countless people say they heard from God, but only to find out that what they heard was not from God. Their hopes and their prophetic proclamations never came true. Many came to ruin or ruined other people’s lives because of it.
I can still picture myself driving down the road many years ago with a slight lean to the right, as those from behind would of seen me. My right hand carefully tweaking the radio tune knob as I listened intently to my favorite songs and DJ’s!
I still try to practice that same procedure today that I learned to do many many years ago. Even though I no longer need it to listen to my favorite tunes while driving because of the advancements in technology, but I will always need it to stay in tune with the Lord. There are so many voices out there that can mislead me. I need to lock on to my Master’s true voice and heed only Him.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)
“Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37)