Quiet Time with Jesus – The Voice

Friday, 18 August 2017

I believe there is a voice in every soul. The voice in my soul is my closest friend. He knows my feelings and my thoughts. He knows everything. Whenever a thought pops into my head, a conversation begins. The voice in my soul refers me to the Word. He reminds me of Jesus’ teaching. He rebukes me. He corrects me. He asks me questions… And He patiently guides me to see things from a different perspective. The voice in my soul is the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit.

There is a voice in the heart of every true Christian that calls us to the place that is reserved for us. The trouble is that we seldom hear that voice because we are too busy focusing on the things that are going on all around us.

Jesus’ prayer for His disciples is not that God takes us out of the world but that He protects us from the evil one. We are not of the world. Jesus asked the Father to sanctify us by the truth. The Word is truth. We have to play our part conscientiously – to yield to the Spirit of Truth – to be sanctified by the Truth.

By His grace, God gives us eternal encouragement and good hope. He encourages our hearts and strengthens us in every good deed and word. Glory to God!

My Prayer

Dear Father God

Hear my prayer: Whenever a brother or sister in Christ speaks, I pray that the Gospel may be preached. May the Gospel truth spread rapidly far and wide. May Your Name be honored and glorified. I pray for all ambassadors of Christ: deliver us from wicked and evil men. Strengthen and protect us from the evil one. Give us power to do the things that You command. Direct our hearts into love and perseverance. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen!

My husband and I were having lunch with a friend at the hospital café yesterday. A lady from Paya Lebar Methodist Church was listening to our conversation. She asked, “Are you Christians?” When we said “yes” she smiled and said, “I can tell by the way you speak.” Our friend (a brother in Christ from Trinity Methodist Church) said that it is the first time someone has said such a wonderful thing to him. He was amazed and absolutely pleased. What a joy!

I pray that we bring joy to the world wherever we go just by being a true Christian. Let us walk in step with the Spirit of Truth. Amen!

Lam Yee Ling