The Voice of the Lord
The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty: Psalm 29:4 NKJV.
In all relationships, we recognize and respond to voices that are dear and or important to us. In pleasant circumstances, the voice of a loved one makes the situation even better. In challenging times, we glean encouragement and reassurance from such voices. It is, therefore, of utmost importance for the believer to know and respond to the voice of the LORD. We must be like babies who light up in response to the voice of their mothers.
Some have likened the voice of the LORD to that of a parent. (Although this statement could be uncomfortable for people who did not necessarily enjoy a happy childhood). However, we must realize that our Heavenly Father is perfect in ALL His ways and not subject to human parenting errors. Psalm 29: 3-9 describes the voice of the LORD and the power of His voice.
God speaks to us in so many ways, audibly and non-audibly, sometimes through other humans or messages. It is important always to discern that God is not an author of confusion and will never violate His Word. Discerning His voice ensures we can block out "extra voices" and focus on the LORD alone. Determine to spend time with Him and pray for the grace of total submission to His voice. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27 YO
Psalm 29: 3-9
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. 5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. 6 He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion[b] like a young wild ox. 7 The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. 8 The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. 9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c] and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”