What shall I do and where shall I go? We discover the answer to this question through prayer and study of the word. “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105) We pray trust and listen, by the Spirit, to The Voice of the Word and The Voice of the Spirit. We learn to follow His directions. “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21)
Ministry is a calling, it is also a walk of faith. We prepare, (2 Timothy 2:15) trust and believe for clear instruction from our Lord. He is The Voice of the Word! (John 1:14) Scripture tells us, “Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5) Commit your ways to the Lord is simply praying about everything! “Your ways” are all things pertaining to life and ministry.
At times it seems the “world” and the church are in the same boat! Both in the water, and without a rudder. Concerning the church, this should not be. We have a Leader, indeed we have a Champion, who will go before us and lead us, if we will learn to listen. He is the Voice of the Spirit, and His Word is our rudder which steers us in the right direction. He is also our anchor, securing us always and especially in the time of a storm.
The Voice of the Lord is continually speaking… Are we listening? May we lean into Him, listen and learn to hear. As we wait on Him, “trusting in the Lord with all our hearts, and not leaning on our own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5-6) we will receive clear instruction and direction for our lives and our ministries. “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” (John 10:3-4)