The ability to hear the Father’s voice cannot be acquired by any amount of earthly wealth. It is a truly priceless gift given without cost to all believers. Hearing the Father speak requires first a sincere desire in one’s heart to hear His voice. Communication and conversation with the Father should be a normal, everyday occurrence to those who love Him and have devoted their hearts to Him. Many people read the Bible without knowing Christ, the ultimate Word of God, so they develop a mindset to hear the Father through some of the dramatic accounts recorded there, such as Moses’ burning bush experience, or perhaps Elijah calling down fire from heaven. Those who wait to hear the Father’s voice through these amazing stories often miss out on the knowledge that the Father speaks in many other ways. One of the most important vehicles by which He speaks to us is through our thoughts. Now, there are bad thoughts and good thoughts; you don’t need discernment to know when your thoughts are bad and wayward from the Father! Calling on the Father should never be only an occasional thing with us or something we do only when we have a need; we should call on Him daily. He invites us to call Him by name, and for us that name is Father. As surely as the Father’s covenant with us will never change, so also the certainty of His answering us remains true forever.
As the Father speaks to us, we become responsible for what we hear Him say. His words to us overflow in abundance; they contain everything we need. With regards to His dealings within a nation, the Father’s voice is authoritative; He reigns over the just and the unjust alike. The difference is that those who know the Father and have the blood of Christ on their hearts recognize His authority and know they can walk through any situation unmoved by what they face. The unjust do not. We can be assured that He is faithful and that His words are forever true, but because we so often have our own viewpoint of how and when things should transpire, we tend to try to fit the Father into our mode of thinking. The Father, however, does everything according to His eternal purpose. He is not moved by what we think should be right, yet He always has our best interest at heart. Sometimes, when situations intensify to the point of pain, we are taken aback because we are moved by our emotions. While the Father understands—and cares—His purpose takes precedence over our pain because He knows our value, and even our pain serves His purpose.
The more we spend time with Him, the more we discover how ever willing He is to reveal to us things that the world will never understand. He gives us insight into His secrets because we are willing to take the time to understand them. While the world may revel in popular thoughts such as eat, drink, and be merry, the sons of the Father are moved by doing His will and bringing it to completion; that is their food and drink. Possessing the wisdom of the Father is an imperative for us as it is our guide for living everyday life. As sons of the Father, we should never allow our knowledge of things to come to instill in us a sense of pride; rather, our hearts should take on humility and exhibit the same love as His in order to see transformation take place in the lives of people. The Father has dealt and will continue to deal with the heart of man until obedience follows. We who know the truth must without hesitation posture ourselves to exemplify the standards and principles of the Father. In a world plagued with disorder, disarray, and chaos, our representation of the Father must become such an influential force that all men might be drawn to Him. No matter what we go through or how tough things might become, we set our eyes completely on the Father, knowing that He hears us, and that He answers us when we talk to Him.