Which Voice Are You Listening To?


Voices. They come at us from every side. We listen to the voices on the iPad. The iPod. The iPhone. But are we listening to the Great I Am? – Courtney Joseph, Women Living Well

When I read that quote, I knew that I had to open this book club with it. That’s what this series is really all about: tuning out the world’s voice, and tuning into God’s.

During the next four weeks we’ll cover four topics:

1. Your Walk With The King
2. Your Marriage
3. Your Parenting
4. Your Homemaking

But here’s the thing, there’s a common thread that runs throughout each chapter of this book, which is finding your joy. Coming to the well daily, and drinking from The Fountain othat never runs dry. It’s about learning to seek God in every area of your life. It’s about bringing glory to God in the way that we live.

In John chapter four, we read a story about Jesus and His encounter with a Samaritan woman. We’re told that Jesus, being weary from His journey, sat down at the well. When the woman came to draw water, He asked her for a drink.

Since the Jews and the Samaritans were at odds with each other, she was taken aback.

“Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” – John 4:10

This portion of scripture is vital to understanding our walk with the King. Why? Because we’re all created with a thirst for something more.

Whether it’s food, attention, affection, money, recognition, joy, happiness, or truth we’ll never satisfy our craving for more until we’re quenched by His Spirit.

My will is to not only be quenched, but to be drenched by the Spirit of God. And that’s why I choose to listen to His voice day after day.

Courtney writes,

Do you want to be a better wife? Study your Bible.
Do you want to be a better mother? Study your Bible.
Do you want to be a better homemaker? Study your Bible.
Do you want to be a better friend or coworker? Study your Bible.
Women Living Well, page 11

Which voice are you listening to? Are you listening to the Great I Am? We might have to turn off the iPhone for a while, put down the iPad, or tuck away the iPod. Not permanently. Just slow down to a pace where you can drink in, and get drenched in the Word of God. Time spent with God is the best investment we’ll ever make. Don’t miss out on the joy!

Join us for the next four weeks as we continue to dig into Women Living Well!

This week we’re reading through chapters one to five, “Your Walk With the King.” Join us here again tomorrow for more encouragement!

Click here to join the discussion on Facebook, or leave us a comment to tell us about your journey through Women Living Well. Courtney calls this journey a “heavenly hike.” I kinda like the sound of that, don’t you?

You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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  • Belinda

    Oh, what a timely post for me! I am so looking forward to reading this book – and doing my first online Book Club. And this is one of the biggest challenges I face in my walk with the King – shutting out the world, quieting all the “noise” of my life, and spending enough time in His presence to be DRENCHED!!

  • Crystal Storms

    I love your quote … drenched by the Spirit of God. To be not just satisfied with a few minutes of Bible time or a quick prayer. But to be overwhelmed by His Holy Spirit : )

  • cindy

    So true! I have such a hard time discerning God’s Word and I know that the more I’m IN His Word, the more I’ll know His voice. It is so important to stay in the actual word and not just listen to/read other Christian’s commenting on His Word.

  • Michelle Hills

    Could you tell me what you mean when you say “hearing God’s voice”? How does one do that?

    Thanks I’d appreciate the clarification!

    • Darlene Schacht

      God’s voice in this case is His commandments. To listen to His voice instead of the world’s means to obey God even when it doesn’t align with popular opinion.

      Sometimes God reveals Himself to us in other ways. When I have a “still small voice” tell me something, it’s like I have an idea or a conviction that’s strong. Then I wonder, is this God telling me this, or is it just my head? In that case I pray about it and ask for Him to give me confirmation either through the Bible or peace and a sense of assurance.

      Hope that answers your question.

  • Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    This is beautiful and so timely. I just read John Chapter 4 today and studied this as I am preparing to teach this at VBS very soon. I love the reminder that the answer to being a better everything is to read our Bible. Thanks so much!

  • Kat Graham

    Thanks to this book I found out about Good Morning Girls, & discovered their daily Bible study. I plan to join the next one in the fall. Daily prayer is not something I am good at, but experiencing God’s word on a regular basis has helped to remind me about keeping our relationship strong through both His word & my desire to have Him with me through all aspects of life.