Learning to Listen
Acts 27:7-10; Proverbs 12:15 The weather and the difficulties should have been enough of a warning for Paul and his fellow prisoners. But they went forward! Paul spoke a warning...BUT they did not listen. Before trouble comes, God will give us a warning! His Word; the Holy Spirit; the circumstances; and advice of friends. Proverbs 12:15......." he who has ears, let him hear....." But they would not heed the advice to stay put. Read Acts 27:11-12. Many times Godly advice is ignored and personal expertise and knowledge overrule Godly advice! Read Proverbs 3:5-6 and Proverbs 14:12. Beloved, God will put us on notice.....BUT we MUST heed God's warning! Even when our own understanding and expertise tend to overrule God's Word and Advice...STOP! Remember, God's ways are not our ways and God's thoughts are not our thoughts. His ways and His thoughts are HIGHER than ours! Lean NOT on your own wisdom; understanding; and your ways. Take time in prayer today and trust God when He speaks to your heart giving His wisdom and guidance on when and where to go. He has a PERFECT plan for you. Trust Him completely!