The greatest work of triumph anyone born in the earth can achieve is to believe. Abraham heard the still small voice, and he believed. Through fire and tempest, Elijah waited upon the mountain for the still small voice, and he believed. These are the lives of those whose echoes we hear across time.
We recognize their influence over their own generations and the generations to follow. Their lives still shape the current of history like sunken stones shape the rock-rippled pond. Their circle of influence only expands as time moves on.
The greatest work of triumph anyone born in the earth can achieve is to believe.
Samuel heard a still small voice in the dark calling out his name. He did not understand that it could be the voice of the Almighty. Samuel could not hear what the Spirit was saying until he responded to the voice of the LORD.
“Speak, for Your servant is listening.”
This is what Jesus means when He says, “He who has an ear, let him ear…” For the Spirit is speaking, declaring the mighty mysteries of God, and who is listening? Only those who have ears to hear—ears tuned and attentive to His voice—will know the hidden heart of the LORD.
Jesus said, “this is the work of God, to believe in the Son whom He sent.” Belief is born in the bosom of trust. It is not an intellectual perspective, but an attitude of the heart. Belief is like the needle that always points north, drawn to the unseen by an invisible force.
To have ears to hear, we must begin by believing we are actually capable of hearing the voice of the Lord.
To have ears to hear, we must begin by believing we are actually capable of hearing the voice of the Lord. The whispers of the Spirit are rarely audible to the physical senses. Ears to hear are ears opened up by belief in the inaudible utterances of our invisible God.
Then He will whisper words of guidance, and words of grace. He will reveal secrets and show the deepest treasures hidden in the halls of His heart. He will sing of mysteries masked in the mundane, hidden from the wise and disclosed to the child-like heart.
He will point the way with magnetic precision, His voice proclaiming, “This is the path!” His whispers will penetrate the darkest corners in the secret places of the soul, and illumine them with the soft and subtle sounds of His love—like fireflies sparkling on a warm summer night.
Isaiah 30:21 – Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
1 Samuel 3:10 – And the LORD came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”
Genesis 15:5-6 – 5 And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6 Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
John 6:29 – Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”