Words from the Heart for Monday February 27th, 2017
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Psalm 29:3-4 (NKJV)
The Voice of the Lord
The Word of God has many verses talking about the voice of God. His voice carries power and is filled with majesty. He desires to speak with us as His people. We can hear His voice as we read His Word. What are the other ways that He commonly speaks to you? He can speak loudly or quietly, too. Listen carefully for His voice today.
Lorne Green is best known for his role as Ben Cartwright on Bonanza, the iconic 1960’s television western. But Green was a Canadian, and to Canadians who lived during World War II, he was best known as the Voice of Canada who brought Canadians daily news from the war. Green served as a Flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was assigned as the principal newsreader on the CBC National News. The CBC gave him the nickname “The Voice of Canada”; however, his role in delivering distressing war news in sonorous tones with his deep, resonant voice following Canada’s entry into World War II in 1939 caused many listeners to call him “The Voice of Doom”, particularly since he was delegated the assignment of reading the dreaded list of soldiers killed in the war.
When God speaks, things happen. Just check out the first chapter of the book of Genesis. God speaks everything into being. He simply speaks and things appear. Everything. Massive planets, gigantic mountains, planet covering oceans, microorganisms so tiny that demand a high powered microscope to see. He spoke and they were. King David paints a beautiful, but staggering picture of the power of the voice of the Lord. In Psalm 29:3-4 he writes: “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” The people of Israel had experienced the power of the waters. Storms over the Sea of Galilee could appear in a heartbeat, whipping up whitecaps and overturning boats. The storms on the Great Sea were even more powerful. They could be destructive. But the noise of these storms were nothing compared to the power of the voice of our Creator God. Jesus would prove this more than once while He was on earth. In the midst of the storm, with the disciples in fear, Jesus spoke and the storms ceased. The waves died down. If He has this power over the physical storms of life, imagine how much authority He has over the storms in the lives of His people. Whatever you are facing right now, invite the Lord Jesus to speak into them.
These have been words from the heart.