Meditating on Psalm 29:4
“The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty” (Psalm 29:4)
Have you ever noticed how children react to their fathers’ voices? They typically respond differently to the father’s deep voice than they do to the mother’s voice. Why is that? What is it about the dad’s voice that captures a child’s attention? Is it the richness of his voice? Is it the authority in his voice when he issues commands?
Some years ago, I took our dog to obedience training. The trainer told us to speak to the dog with authority, or he won’t obey.
Yes, there’s something special about a voice of authority. Imagine how you’d feel on an airplane if, during the landing, the pilot said in a questioning voice, “Umm, I guess I can land this plane. I’ll see. Hold on for dear life.” You would be scared out of your mind. Instead, the pilot speaks authoritatively and confidently that he will be landing soon.
A voice can comfort us and give us peace. It can also motivate and encourage us.
God’s voice is so powerful it created the entire world. His voice is mighty—Satan trembles at God’s voice. God’s voice is the ultimate authority and what He says – goes! A word from Him can change our entire situation. If you’ve never listened for His voice, I urge you to listen for it TODAY! God is ready and willing to speak LIFE over your situation. When He speaks, He will do what He said.
The Lord’s voice is full of majesty, splendor, honor, and glory. His voice is beautiful to those who love Him. His voice straightens all the crooked places. His voice is what we need to hear amid all the chaos and violence in the world. We need to hear from Him before we turn to any other voice.
That’s the beauty of Mornings with God. When we spend our mornings with Him, He gives us peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). He gives us comfort and peace for the rest of the day. Just a word from His voice gives us wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as we face our day.
Listen to that voice.
Obey that voice.
Glorify that voice.