Last night I had my TV tuned in to ESPN, so I could watch the Kansas State Wildcats play the Kansas Jayhawks in a game of basketball. During a commercial break, I quickly flipped through the channels and found The Voice playing on channel 3.
NBC describes The Voice as “the Emmy Award winning, number one series on NBC, featuring the country’s best unknown artists and four of the biggest names in music as coaches.” Due to the success of the program judges Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christiana Aguilera, and Blake Shelton have become household names.
The title of the show, The Voice, reminds me of the words of Psalm 5:1-4: “Listen to my words, O Lord, and consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, for to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.”
There is a voice that God listens for throughout each and every day of the Earth’s existence, and it is your voice. God listens to your words, and He considers your concerns.
When you read this Psalm, you can discover several things:
- The details of the prayer: It was not some haphazard exercise, but there was an appointed time to meet with God—“in the morning.”
- The determination and discipline of the prayer: “I will pray” not “I might pray.”
- The direction of the prayer: It was directed towards God (Jeremiah 33:3).
The difference between “The Voice” and “Your Voice” is this: You have never had to compete to get the Judge to hear you voice and to get His attention. You can approach Him boldly in your time of need (Hebrews 4:16), and you can have the confidence of knowing He always hears your voice: “The Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. The Lord has heard my appeal for mercy; the Lord has accepted my prayer (Psalm 6).”
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