“And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” (Genesis 3:11)
As a child of God, it matters who you’re listening to. The opening scripture shows that God is concerned about who you listen to because your life is the expression of all you’ve built into you; friends you’ve been listening to, those who’ve been advising you, sharing with you and talking with you. You cannot be different from the information you’ve accumulated in your spirit.
As you grow in your Christian walk, learn to listen to godly men and women of God whose lifestyle is from heaven. “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation” (Hebrews 13:7). You can’t watch every television programme, listen to every tape, or read every newspaper. This is so important because in a matter of time, what you’re made of, as a result of what you’ve been listening to, will show up in your attitude, your finances, and your life as a whole.
For example, among little children there are different groups; there are those who constantly listen to their fathers complain of lack.. These children will grow up with the consciousness of lack and want. But there are other kids who have never heard their parents talk lack or need; such children can’t speak the same language as those in the first group. That’s the same way it is spiritually; it’s easy to tell who you’ve been listening to.
Choose today to listen to those who truly know the Lord, not to murmurers and complainers who are ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Dear Father, I choose today and always to follow after your Word, and live by what it says, for therein lies my prosperity, success and total well-being, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Hebrews 13:7: “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation”
1 Corinthians 15:33 – “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer’s LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )