I know that you have heard Donnie McClurkin sing the song “Speak to my Heart”. The words go like this:
Speak to my heart Hoy Spirit, message of love to encourage me, lifting my heart from despair, how you love and care for me. Speak to my heart.
Do you need for the Lord to “speak to your heart”? I know that I do, this season of my life, I need to hear from the Lord. I need to be encouraged about what purpose God has in store for me. I keep waiting to hear what the Lord has to say to my heart. Then I remember to quiet my spirit and read God’s word. Open the Bible to Isaiah 30:21, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it”. That really uplifts my heart, and I pray that it can encourage your spirit. Also read John 10:27, “My sheep listen to my heart; I know them, and they follow me”. To follow Jesus and his word from the Bible helps to direct your path in life as well as your purpose in life. The benefits of hearing from God is to be drawn to Him. God has promised to guide us if we listen. Read Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. I pray that you are able to first have a relationship with God, then to really study his word. Everything you need is in the Bible, before you read, ask the Lord to open your heart, mind and spirit so you can understand what you are reading and to have a true understanding of His word. Be encouraged and keep the faith.
Your sister in Christ