Monday, October 18, 2010

Ears to Hear

What is God speaking to you right now? Mark 4:23 says "Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand." How well are we listening?

This verse has reminded me lately that God wants to be given the opportunity to guide us in every aspect of our lives. In a previous blog I wrote that we all have been made uniquely, I believe that we all hear God speak in our own unique way as well. Some of us "hear" things through circumstances, through visual or audible means, through friends family or pastors. And unfortunately, sometimes we "hear" things through consequences.

Mark 4:24 continues..."Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.25 To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them."

Well, I'd rather pay close attention than miss out on all God has for me. But what about when we really don't feel we're hearing from God?

Proverbs 3:5 says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." I'm sad to say I've spent too many hours (mostly when I should be sleeping) trying to solve problems on my own. Thinking that maybe if I ponder it long enough the answer will come to me. Lately, when this happens though I ask God for his wisdom and let it go. I truly believe that he honors those who ask for his help in even the smallest situation. Sometimes the answer won't always come quickly or be what we wanted to hear but God's timing is perfect and he always sees the gorgeous HD panoramic view while we usually get the pixilated thumbnail and that's where trusting in him begins.

God cares about all the details of our lives. He deeply desires relationship with us. We should always be thankful that we have a God that not only will listen to our dilemas, requests and praises but will speak to us if we would wait on you listening?

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