When God speaks He is offering an opportunity to align with Him—the Bible defines this alignment as righteousness. When He speaks, impressing us through His Word, we should respond with a heart attitude that is teachable—able and willing to be taught, able and willing to learn. A willing heart and teachable spirit denote humility and humility is needed if we are to respond to His righteousness and the judgment that goes with it:
• judgment of blessing on the obedience side, and
• judgment (verdict) of something other than blessing due to disobedience
When the Lord speaks, actually both judgments unfold simultaneously. One is Light and abundant Life, the other a death struggle with emboldened darkness. Every word of God is perfectly pure and is perfect protection for the one obeying its impression, leading, direction, inspiration (Proverbs 30:5). Every word from God carries the potential to saturate us with Life and defeat the threat of death; with His Word we are able to judge ourselves, “The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether (Psalm 19:9).”
Pray… Father, I pray for personal purity, that I will hear You when You speak to me. I declare that I am increasingly able to hear you and obey; and that I am saturated with Light and Life and protected from darkness and death by your pure judgments. Holy Spirit, show me how to align with You – what to do, when, and how; believe that You reveal answers, strategies and plans to me in order to build the Kingdom of God in my life.