It is the heart of Little League season, those spring days when children get their first experience of playing on a team, of learning about the rules of play, and of listening to and heeding their coach. Do you remember that first voice spoken into your ear as you stood at home plate, gripping the bat like a lifeline, waiting for that first pitch?
Unlike the actual game, when coaches call out from the sidelines, in a baseball batting practice the coach is right behind the Little Leaguer – squaring their shoulders, positioning the bat, adjusting their grip, evening out their elbows, speaking instructions every step of the way. Chances are you still hear the echo of that first coaching voice in your head…
Bat back to your ear.
Keep your eye on the ball.
Some voices stay with us forever. What voices have spoken into your life? Can you still hear them?
There are voices of encouragement that urge us to keep trying, keep working, keep doing what we know is right.
There are also those voices we hear that accuse us of not being good enough, of being a failure, of not deserving anything better than what we’re getting.
The voices we listen to in our heart and soul can strengthen us or shatter us, push us forward or pull us down. The power of the voice we ultimately answer to can determine the destiny and direction of our life.
Friends, listen to (and obey) the voice of God as revealed in the pages of the Bible. His voice is powerful (Rom. 1:16), His voice has the power to save (Jam. 1:21), His voice encourages us (Acts 20:32), and His voice is all we need to make us complete (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Read and study God’s word, listen to His voice therein revealed, and be built up.
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”