The Narrow Road that leads to life
They that travel this way are few.
Follow Me beckons a Voice, it’s a —
Road that leads to all things new.
There is a road that leads to peace,
Joy and truth – “Follow Me” beckons a Voice,
It’s a road where sinners saved –rejoice
And sorrows and heartache will cease.
There is a road that leads to a throne,
Paved with blood by martyrs known.
Beckons a Voice so soft and sweet,
Stay on the path; there awaits a mercy seat.
There is a road that leads to God,
Where Saints of the Aged have trod.
Beacons a Voice, your labor is not vain.
When you are cleansed from all your stain.
There is a road that leads to a cross
Where the Son of God did suffer loss.
Was for you the Voice did suffer and die,
His blood still speaks “eternal life I supply.”
The Voice still speaks from the narrow road,
Follow me and I’ll lift your heavy load.
Others have wandered this way before,
Only to find what they were searching for.
Be that voice (witness) before you die
Tell a lost world—“eternal life I supply.”
Be that voice and speak for Me,
So sinners lost on the wrong road become free.[/pullquote4]Being a strong-willed child, she quite often chose to ignore my wife and me when we wanted her to do something that she simply didn’t want to do. She developed “selective hearing” but thankfully grew up to be a great woman of God and is now a professional counselor.
There is an interesting story about “selective hearing” in the Old Testament in 1 Samuel 2. The Lord spoke to Samuel, Eli’s young understudy, who had been dedicated by his mother to serve in the temple of God. Eli, elderly and almost blind, had two wicked sons whom he refused to discipline. Odd, but we find no place in scripture where God spoke to Eli or his sons about their wicked ways. Are you surprised that God did not speak to them, these priests of the temple? Instead, He called out to Samuel to tell Eli that He would judge his family for their disobedience.
No one likes to converse with people who are not listening. Samuel was listening; Eli and his sons were not. The sons had forgotten about Jehovah’s laws while Eli knew that he had disobeyed God and deserved chastisement. When Samuel was grown, he became a great leader of Israel and was able to fulfill his role by listening to God’s voice and obeying His commands. God’s voice is still speaking to us today and our response should be, “Speak Lord, for thy servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:6-14.
As we stand at the edge of the horizon of God’s glory ready to be revealed supernaturally upon the earth, the greatest need continues to be servants who hear and obey. It is through hearing and obeying the voice of God that we find total fulfillment as we expand the kingdom of God.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27).
Hearing and obeying God’s voice causes the seeds of hope and faith to grow and produce a greater harvest of souls, even during the most trying of times.
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