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The Voice You Listen To

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by Joan Kelley

“The voice you listen to is the one you belong to.” 

– Jonathan David Helser

We all have voices we listen to externally and internally; present voices and voices from our past; loud voices and quiet voices. It takes quieting our body, mind and heart to be able to discern the voice of God from the dysfunctional choir of voices that can distract us further from Him.

What if we ask ourselves as we try to sort out those voices, “Does this voice point me to whom I desire to belong”? Spend some time this week taking a few notes on the voices you are listening to. When you stop to discern, I think you may just notice the still small voice of God wooing you back into His arms.

When God spoke to Elijah on Mount Horeb, He could have done so in the wind, earthquake, or fire. But He didn’t. He spoke with a “still, small voice.” (1 Kings 19:12)

 

If you are up for a great adventure with God, find out more about life-mapping using “Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story” by visiting www.onelifemaps.com.

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By | 2018-03-01T15:10:43+00:00 March 20, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

About the Author:

Joan Kelley is the Director of Facilitator Development for oneLifemaps and a facilitator and teacher using the “Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,” a visual workbook to be used in small groups, mentoring relationships, workshops, retreats, classes, between spiritual friends, or individually to re-discover the storyline of the life they are authoring with God. More information is available at www.oneLifemaps.com or Email Joan Joan is also co-founder of a ministry called Sacred. (www.mylifeissacred.com) that helps people set apart space to be with God at guided solitude retreats. Joan also teaches a spiritual formation class on Thursday mornings at Willow Creek Community Church.

One Comment

  1. Julie Thomas March 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

    I love how true and relevant this is for me right now.

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