Welcome to Day 18. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on Isaiah 30:21.
Read Isaiah 30:21.
What does Isaiah 30:21 mean?
Isaiah is the first book in a series of books written by prophets. Prophets are mouthpieces for God and they communicate the things that are on God's heart. During the time of Isaiah the Prophet, the Israelites had continually turned from following God and they suffered the consequences of their disobedience. They refused to listen to God's commandments and direction. This resulted in punishment.
You shall hear a voice behind you - this is the way, walk in it!
Here is what Isaiah 30:21 means!
God gives the Israelites a wonderful, encouraging promise, that if they would turn from their disobedience God would show them His mercy and grace. God promised to guide them on their difficult journey. God promised them, that those who would listen, their ears would hear a word behind them, saying, this is the way, walk in it.
This promise from God is for us too. History records that Israel acted like a petulant child and tried to defeat the Assyrian army by seeking help from Egypt instead of placing their trust in God and following His direction. This wasn't a good choice and it didn't end well! You can read more of the biblical background to Isaiah 30:21 here. Don't be like Israel. Make a better choice and listen for God's voice and His direction.
Join me below for our short devotional and we will discuss how to listen for God's voice and how to walk in His way.
Isaiah 30:21: Devotional
God’s grace and mercy towards us never changes. God wants us to lean on Him and listen for His voice directing us in all that we do. God wants us to become all that He created us to be. He has a plan to get us there but we have to be obedient and follow His leading. God knows the way and He sees ahead. He knows the stumbling blocks that will try to get us off track and He wants to guide us around those stumbling blocks or equip us to go through them.
You shall hear a voice behind you - this is the way, walk in it!
Did you read our previous devotional from Ephesians 2:10, yet? We discussed that you and I are God's masterpieces. God has an amazing plan for your life, we have an enemy that wants to destroy that plan but if you can listen for God's guidance, He will direct your steps.
Guess what happens when your heart's desire is to be obedient to God and you listen for His guidance?
You will find peace, joy, and fulfillment. It will take some time for God's plan to unfold in your life. It takes time for a masterpiece to be perfected! But you can hold on to the promise of Isaiah 30:21,
God will direct you.
How To Hear God's Voice
God speaks to us in different ways. The more time that you consciously and consistently stay in His presence, the more you will recognize His voice. The best way to do this is to prayerfully read your Bible.
Do you ever pick up your Bible and it feels dead boring and lifeless?
Well, it shouldn't.
When you surrender your life to God and ask Him to come live in you, then you receive the Holy Spirit. It is a free gift. One of the joys of having the Holy Spirit live inside of you is that you can ask Him to remove the veil from scripture and animate it when you read it. I find that I could read the same portion of scripture at different times and it means something different to me each time. I also often feel a deep sense of peace flood over me when I just even touch my Bible, knowing that God will be speaking to me through it.
Always be expectant that God will be speaking to you. When you are expectant of hearing Him guide you, you will be more aware of those little promptings that God sends. I mentioned recently in a previous devotional that God often tells me to buy certain items when I am in the shop. I find that I don't always practice what I preach and return home from the store having not purchased the item that God prompted me to buy and I discover I needed the item!
If you suddenly think of someone, that can often be God asking you to pray for them or even to phone them and to check on them. My husband is a Church Minister and God prompts him to phone specific people all the time. The person he phones is always surprised that he knows the exact time that they need his help. It also is a wonderful reminder that God cares about every single little detail of our lives.
God can also use other people to speak through to you.
Whenever you have to make decisions or choices, ask God for His wisdom and remember His promise in Isaiah 30:21 to show you the way to go.
Have you downloaded the free prayer journal yet? It has prompts in it to help you hear what God is saying to you through scripture. It also contains 30 Bible verses about God's amazing grace.
Today's devotional is based on Isaiah 30:21 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
What is God saying to you through this verse?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, Isaiah 30:21.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying
Thank you Father for loving me so much. Thank you that You desire to spend time with me constantly. Help me to hear Your voice. Help me to look for Your promptings throughout my day and fill me with such expectancy that You will tell me to go right or left. Amen.
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