Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills
“Are You Tuned In To The Voice Of The Holy Spirit?”
The true story happened back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long distance communication, as a young man applied for a job as a Morse code operator.
Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed. When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background. A sign on the receptionist’s counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.
The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area. After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in.
Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn’t heard any summons yet. They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.
Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants, “Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled.”
The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, “Wait a minute, I don’t understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That’s not fair!”
The employer said, “I’m sorry, but all the time you’ve been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse code: ‘If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.’ None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his.
Are your ears tuned in to The Voice Of The Holy Spirit? The Lord speaks through the Bible, The Holy Spirit and even to us through our circumstances, but are you listening to what He’s saying?
Many today have pre-determined in their minds what they want to hear, follow or ignore through the process of “selective hearing” when it comes to listening and obeying The Lord.
While recognizing His Voice is just the beginning, walking in obedience is what’s difficult and hinders many people. In John 10:27 Jesus said “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
Those willing to follow Christ must yield themselves to his guidance, seek to be led and directed by Him as you tune in to The Voice of The Holy Spirit of God.
Is there anything that’s hindering you from hearing and obeying the voice of The Holy Spirit of God? If so, then ask yourself, “Is anything really worth missing God?”