Amos 8:11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the Lord…wandering…running to and fro…seeking…not finding…

 Why? – There are too many voices.

But…there is a hunger for reality – to hear a clear voice - ‘Please tell me - what is going on?’

‘1Corinthians 14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds (genos) of voices (phone – tone and intent) in the world, and none of them is without significance

All voices have a tone and an intention - and an effect on the hearer.

Hebrews 4:7 “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Paul’s words –

2Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; tossed about, but not destroyed;…So death is at work in us, but life in you. (necessary suffering)

 Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

 Jeremiah 9:24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.

 Jeremiah 29:11 I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, the future you hope for - not to abandon you."When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen - When you come looking for me, you'll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed. I'll turn things around for you.

 Jeremiah 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will restore you, and you shall be restored.



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