“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”–Donald Trump
“If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”–Barack Obama
“We came out of the White House not only dead-broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. It was not easy.”–Hillary Clinton
Words. We hear alot this season of life in our country. An election year always brings an onslaught of promises made that will never be kept. Empty words. Words with no meaning.
There is the alternative. The One who merely speaks and things happen. The One who spoke, and the world was created. Think about that. Without even lifting a finger, God created the heavens and the earth. Without lifting a finger, the land and sea were defined. Without lifting a finger; the sun, moon, and stars came into being. Without lifting a finger, Man was created.
Words. That is all God needed to make all that He made. No struggle. No construction. No starting with one thing to evolve into another. Just words. He said it–it happened.
But that’s not all. When He told Moses to drop his rod it became a serpent. When he told him to raise his hands, the waters parted.
Further in the Word, when Jesus said to the sea, “Be still,” it was. When Jesus said to Lazrus, “Come forth.” He rose from death to life.
This is far from an exhaustive list of God’s speaking and things happen, but it gives a clear and accurate description of the power of God’s voice.
God still speaks. God gave His Holy Spirit to speak to us. Henry Blackaby, in Experiencing God states, “God speaks by the Holy spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways.”
So, the choice is yours. You can listen to the empty, feckless words of the world around and hope it changes, OR you can listen to the voice of God, which causes everything to change.
It’s what I do. I turn every day to hear God speak through His Word. I pray and listen for Him. I watch the circumstances to see what God is doing. And I always hear him. You can too.