The voice of the Lord …
Psalm 29:1-11 NLT
Honor the LORD, you heavenly beings; honor the LORD for his glory and strength.
Honor the LORD for the glory of his name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
The voice of the LORD echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The LORD thunders over the mighty sea.
The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
The voice of the LORD splits the mighty cedars; the LORD shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf; he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD strikes with bolts of lightning.
The voice of the LORD makes the barren wilderness quake; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare. In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”
The LORD rules over the floodwaters. The LORD reigns as king forever.
The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.
Do we hear the voice of the Lord? Are we even listening? Do we know how to listen for the voice of the Lord?
When we do hear the Lord’s voice, it is powerful and transformative. It can be as the Psalmist describes here, powerful, majestic, echoing, thundering, shaking, and shattering.
What’s the key to being able to really hear God’s voice? The key is found in the first verses …
- Honour the Lord
- Worship the Lord
When we do these two things with all our might, we will be ready to listen to what God has to say to us through His Word, by His Spirit and in the moments when we are attentive to His voice.