Nehemiah 9:15, “You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger and brought them water out of the rock for their thirst and told them to go in to possess the land which You had sworn to give them.”
The life of a Christian is an interesting one. We are constantly having to decide between whether it is God speaking to us, or we are the ones speaking to ourselves, or even worse, if it is the speaking enemy to us. Hearing God’s voice is very central to the life of a believer. That is probably sometimes why we are hesitant to act.
John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
The above verse is a fact from Jesus. His sheep hear His voice. We must be confident in that truth especially when we are in the foggy seasons of life when up and down look the same. In the Nehemiah verse, God told the children of Israel exactly what to do. He told them plainly but one thing we must all know is ‘THE CONDITION OF OUR HEARTS AFFECT WHAT AND HOW WE HEAR.’ The children of Israel did not go into the land when Moses was their leader because they believed in their hearts, they were not good enough to go into the land.
For us to act on what God tells us, we must first make sure that we believe in our hearts what He says about us, then we can fully obey Him.