“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness” (Hebrews 3:7-8 ESV).
Thoughts on Yesterday’s Challenge
Yesterday was a blur of activity at work. I’m not going to lie, most of the day was gone before I realized that I hadn’t done my two prayer sessions. That’s not to say that I didn’t pray at various times thoughout the day, however. There were several times in which I spent time praying. But I failed at the challenge. Today is a new day. I feel a little bit embarrassed by this failure, as it is my prayer challenge, but it is a perfect example of human imperfection.
If you have missed prayer times during this challenge, don’t become discouraged. Pick yourself up. Brush yourself off. And follow Jesus!
The above verse really spoke to me about prayer. As we seek God, and learn to distinguish His voice, we need to be careful to obey Him. As I have mentioned previously, one way to distinguish God’s voice from others is that He will never speak anything that is in contradiction to His written Word, the Bible.
If you are reminded of a passage of scripture, it is often (although not always, Satan tries to twist God’s Words, see Matthew 4–The Temptation of Jesus) God speaking to you. If you are convicted about something you have done or are about to do, that is the Holy Spirit speaking to you–repent!
“Today, if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts”. When we know what we should do, it is important that we obey. Give no place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27).
Blessings on your day!