Today lets look at things on a grander scale. How does the topic of hearing God’s Voice weigh in with the issues of the global Body of Christ? As we seek to walk within His Voice, personally growing in intimacy and oneness with the Father, are there any big-picture dynamics at play?
John 10:14-16 “I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. “I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.” (emphasis mine)
There’s a profound link between the unity of the Body and our individual ability to hear God’s Voice. As we all grow in union with His Voice, we will automatically be drawn together in unity with each other, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ as our Head.
So I offer this today as a glimpse into how important this 30-day journey of ours is for the Kingdom of God at large.
“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified. The body becomes stronger as its members become healthier. The whole church of God gains when the members that compose it begin to seek a better and a higher life.” –A.W.Tozer