Your time in college should not be the peak of your walk with Christ, but rather the valley. Why? Storms, trials, and extremely difficult seasons in life, often offer a greater opportunity to grow those coveted, deep roots in Christ. In this story, Jesus teaches you how to be so rooted in Him, that when the storms of life come, you will not be shaken. What Jesus says may sound so simple, but the implications are life changing: you must listen to God and do what He says.
This statement implies that you are first listening to God, but what does God’s voice sound like?
You can always hear God’s voice by reading His word. The Bible is filled with God’s divine wisdom and insight and teaches about His perfect will for your life. Additionally, when you’re a follower of Jesus, you hear God because His Holy Spirit lives inside of you. God’s Spirit can speak in a still, soft whisper, like He did in 1 Kings 19:12, or His voice may sound like a thought. He may speak through an impression, a feeling of peace or a lack of peace, a dream, an image in your mind, or many other ways. You grow in awareness of God’s voice through reading His word and understanding His nature and character. In this fast paced culture it’s important to make a priority to slow down, listen to God’s voice, and then do what He says.
Read Luke 6 and answer the reflection questions to help you apply the passage.