Be Ready to Hear God’s Voice

Ecclesiastes 5:1-2,“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Better to approach in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they ignorantly do wrong. Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.”

This verse is a reminder to show reverence to God when we enter the church building. Although church is a time of fellowship, even more importantly it is a time to worship the Lord, pray, and hear what He wants to say to us. When we are in God’s house, we should speak less and listen more. He speaks to us corporately through the sermons we hear, but He also speaks to us individually.

Photo by: Rene Asmussen of Denmark 🇩🇰

When we are in church, we should have a praying spirit and be ready to hear and receive whatever it is God wants to tell us. There is a lot going on in churches, and there are various forms of activities and entertainment. However, let us not forget our main purpose for being there. We serve a God who has a great work for us to do, and we need to hear His voice so we can be ready to execute.

I remember a couple of years ago walking into the church trying to get to the sanctuary, but first I had to make my way through the donut section, with the big screen T.V. This area of course, was filled with people who were talking, eating donuts, and watching the worship service on the big screen T.V, the same worship service that was going on live in the sanctuary. I clearly heard the Lord’s voice say, “These people need to pray.”

That is a moment I’ll never forget.

I don’t think the Lord is against donuts, but I do believe He was saying that day and now in the present, we need to be reverent of Him, aware of His presence, and keep His perspective at all times. When we lose sight of what He desires, it’s detrimental to our relationship with Him, and the purpose He has for the church of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray that “thy will be done” in our churches, and that we would follow God’s command to pray.

33 thoughts on “Be Ready to Hear God’s Voice

  1. We have gotten too casual about entering the presence of God in the USA. It is important to enter with thanksgiving and reverence. Thankful that God loves us and allows us to come into his presence to worship together even though we are sinful.

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  2. Show reverence when we enter the presence of God – a much needed reminder. May we never lose that awe and respect we should always have for our Lord. And to talk less and listen more when in church.

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    1. Haha. I didn’t even notice the socks. I just thought he may be sitting there in deep thought, but if he’s getting married that explains it. I hope he’s not getting cold feet. 🤗Thanks Sally! Blessings.

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  3. Yes, I have felt God showing me that the church needs to recognize His Holiness! He is so holy and righteous beyond what we can imagine! We need to recongnize that within the walls of the church. Our actions and words display what’s in our hearts.

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  4. Amen. Well said and as usually, you have given us the perfect scripture verses. Our mind and hearts should be focused fully on the Lord when we gather to worship. This is the least that we can do seeing that we are busy with work and home during the rest of the week. Thank God for the saving grace of Jesus Christ or else many people would not survive in the presence of the Almighty God. Great devotional as usual. God bless you.

    I am praying for the USA during this intense election. May God keeps you and everyone safe and I pray that He will destroy the plots of the enemy. Blessings.

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    1. Yes, so thankful for His saving grace. He is truly a patient and merciful God. Thank you for the continued prayers. I guess it will be a couple of days before the results come out. God bless you too. Hope your week is going well.

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