It’s Christmas time and I’m trying to reconnect with my childhood awe and wonder of the season. Do You Hear What I Hear? is a song I learned and performed with my class early in elementary school. Remembering every word from over 40 years ago, the words ‘do you hear what I hear?’ continue to ring loud and clear.
‘My sheep will know my voice’ rings as loud and true. Did you know when Jesus said these words recorded in John 10, he was accused of having a demon, being insane and was almost stoned. Sadly, His sheep get similarly accused for listening to that still small voice… the whisper that takes listening to hear.
There is One God, One Jesus, One Holy Spirit, One Trinity. Conversely, there are many other spirits that vie for our ear. 1 John 4 urges us to not believe every spirit but to test the spirits. When we hear that still small voice, by all means, test the spirit. Which spirit is urging you to do it’s bidding? When I hear that still small voice prompting me into action, I test the spirit. My litmus test is scripture. If it does not align with the Word of God, it is not the Spirit of God. I believe if you hear that still small voice prompting you, urging you, and it aligns with scripture then you do nothing, you are being disobedient. I trust Matthew 10:19 where it says to not worry about what you will say but the Holy Spirit will give you the words in that hour. But I must be listening to hear. I depend on God’s Word. I trust the Holy Spirit who is in me.
Do you hear what I hear? Probably not, but do you hear and obey the One who loves you?
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.