Daily Devotionals
Hearing From Heaven Gloria Copeland 16 December The backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the careless ease of [self-confident] fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkens to me [Wisdom] shall dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil.

There is nothing—absolutely nothing!—on this earth that’s as valuable to you as the wisdom of God. It is the key that opens every good door. Prosperity and success. Health and long life. Peace and security. All of these are available to those who learn from and live by the wisdom of God. But, oddly enough, many believers don’t seek God’s wisdom until their backs are against the wall. They wait until calamity strikes and then, in desperation, they listen hard for God’s voice. But all too often they are unable to hear it. Why? Because, as the voice of Wisdom says in Proverbs 1:24-28 (The Amplified Bible): “I have called and you refused [to answer]…you have treated as nothing all my counsel and would accept none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when the thing comes that shall cause you terror and panic—when your panic comes as a storm and desolation, and your calamity comes on as a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me [Wisdom] but I will not answer; they will seek me early and diligently but they will not find me.” Don’t ever let yourself get caught in a situation like that. Don’t ever let yourself get to the point where you’re unable to hear from heaven. Hearing from heaven is the most important thing in your whole life! That’s because you can never come up with a problem too big for God to solve. The important thing to remember, however, is that you can’t turn the wisdom of God on and off like a water faucet. You’ve got to make a lifestyle of it. If you want to be sure that the wisdom of God will be there for you when the crisis hits, you need to start listening for His guidance now. Learn to seek His wisdom, to listen for His instructions on the little, everyday matters of life. That way, when the big problems come, you’ll be ready. You’ll be in the habit of hearing from heaven. Jonah 2-3; Psalm 132 I hearken to wisdom, and I dwell securely and in confident trust. I am quiet without fear or dread of evil. Proverbs 1:33, The Amplified Bible

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:7-9