Today I will take responsibility for my relationship to God-what I believe and how I shall act-and not fear to hear the voice of God speak to me. Unlike the Israelites at Sinai who were afraid to death of God as manifested in thunder, lightening, trumpets and smoke, and pleaded with Moses to speak in place of God, I call upon the Holy Spirit to strengthen me for God’s direction. This accountability is truly frightening, but what is the option?

Lord, speak that I may hear; hear that I may heed; heed that I may act; act that I may glorify You.

“Why are we so terrified lest God should speak to us? Because we know that if God does speak, either the thing must be done or we must tell God we will not obey Him. If it is only the servant’s voice we hear, we feel it is not imperative…” 
Chambers, From My Utmost for His Highest Classic Edition, February 12

Exodus 20:19
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

Today I will go to God’s altar to hear from Him directly.