Revelation 1: 9-15: Clarion Call.
“9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 which said: ‘Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.’12 I turned round to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash round his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.” NIV
Lord, you know I need to hear your voice – that voice like a trumpet. You know where I need guidance. In your mercy, let me hear the voice that is as unmistakable as a great, powerful cataract of water pouring over some majestic falls. Lord, when your Word pierces me, help me not to resist, but to be happy for my whole being to be open to you.
Lord Jesus, living Word of God, please speak to me. Help me to listen. Enable me to obey. I want to be your disciple.