Friday, January 27, 2012

listening


Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don’t ignore it.

I began this week talking about prayer, and I am going to end the week on the same note.  Two opportunities presented the last few days to pray with groups of people, and they were incredible times where God spoke.  Several phone calls, emails and more came with prayer needs.  I love praying with people.

Yet part of prayer is listening to God.  We hear in Psalms about “being still” and “listening” to God.  Unless we hear from God, we are on a journey that has us alone and in trouble.  God intends for this to be a shared journey.  Shared with him and with others.  Listening to God makes us be on his path.

I challenge us to take extra time this weekend to listen to God.  Stop for extra minutes.  Go somewhere that is quiet or somewhere that God has spoken to you in the past.  Maybe this is a place at your home or somewhere that provides the beauty of nature.  Spend a few minutes listening intently to God that says to God that you are serious about walking and living with Him.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!

Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”

Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.

As you hear from God, then speak to Him.  God hears our prayers, and God responds as our heart is becoming more and more like God’s heart.

May our prayers be more powerful than ever as we hear from God, speak with God and serve those we come in contact with! 

Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.

For the LORD hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise his imprisoned people.

My last challenge for the weekend is this:  I still love ARK’s (acts of random kindness) where you and I go out of our way to be kind to others.  Do something extra, some thing way above norm for a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or even someone you’ve just met.  God may use your act of random kindness to lead someone to know Him more.

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