This week as I was studying the book of Revelation, I came across a phrase that was repeated 7 times in two chapters. That phrase was, “He that hath an ear, let him hear.” I started to think about how we listen to God. For most of us, the way we listen to God is by reading the Bible, Going to Church, Meditation, and Praying. I came across this article this week and would like to share it with you.
The man whispered, “God, speak to me”
And a meadowlark sang.
But, the man did not hear.
So the man yelled, “God, speak to me”
And the thunder rolled across the sky.
But, the man did not listen. The man looked around and said,
“God let me see you.”
And a star shined brightly.
But the man did not see.
And, the man shouted, “God show me a miracle.”
And, a life was born.
But, the man did not notice.
So, the man cried out in despair, “Touch me God, and let me know you are here.”
Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man.
But, the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
I found this to be a great reminder that God is always around us in the little and simple things that we take for granted even in our electronic age, so I would like to add one more:
The man cried, “God, I need your help!”
And an e-mail arrived, reaching out with good news and encouragement.
But, the man deleted it and continued crying…
Don’t miss out on a blessing because it isn’t packaged the way that you expect.
Such a powerful article makes you think about how God speaks to you. I guess we expect God to blast us off our feet when He speaks to us. I also think that we are so busy living our lives, we forget or don’t take time to listen. Psalms 46:10 tells us, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
The key is to be “Still”. It’s hard to listen to anyone when you are talking or there is commotion going on. Is your prayer a one-way conversation? Maybe a wish list of what you are asking God to do for you.
Maybe you go to church to hear God’s message, but do you really hear it? Some of us have selective hearing. You know… hearing just what you want to hear. James 1:22 says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” To hear God you have to open the door and let me in. Revelations 3:20 tells us, “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.”
In summary, do you hear God? If you want to hear God, you must know Him and have a relationship with Him. So, how is your relationship with God? If you never had a relationship with God, or maybe you have lost fellowship with Him. There’s no better time than the present to renew your relationship with God.
Please just take a moment now, dedicate yourself to Christ Our Savior. All you need to do is ask the Lord to come into your life. Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away, please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place where we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16