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Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #29

We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website or at Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the twenty-ninth year of the March Retreat.

#29 2020 Speakers: Robyn Dykstra Musicians: Mt Tabor COG Worship Band Upcycled: Our Mess to His Message

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

~2 Corinthians 5:17~

‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

~Jeremiah 33:3~

Wow! What a promise Jeremiah receives from the Lord! Ladies, God‘s heart is that we would know Him, and how can we truly know Him unless we learn to listen to His voice? Think about every relationship in your life. What kind of relationship would it be if we could only talk and never listen to the other person's words? It wouldn’t be much of a relationship, would it?

It’s the same with God. We can’t have a close relationship with the Lord unless we learn to listen to Him. It is different than a human relationship because we cannot see God, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible.

Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20) Hearing the voice of God is not hard, but we must listen in order to hear. That is why Jesus so often said, “He who has ears to hear, let them hear.” (Matthew 11:15; Mark 4:9; Luke 8:8; 14:35) Of course, Jesus meant not everyone who hears with their ears understands with the heart what He is saying.

This is the key: we hear God’s voice with our hearts, not with our ears. Most of us will not hear God’s audible voice on this earth, but all of us can hear Him speaking to us if we learn to listen. Ask the Lord to open your heart to hear what He has to say, and ask Him to help you discern His voice from all the other voices around you. He longs to be in a relationship with you! He longs to transform your life to make it completely reflect Jesus Christ. Are you willing?

Author: Kathy Foor

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