by Marijo Phelps
7/22/2010 / Devotionals
Our ears are most incredible. We listen to music, hear voices of all those who come into our lives but we don't really "hear" God. His voice speaks to our "heart" rather than our ears. Sometimes we fail to hear Him even when He is speaking to our heart.
Daughter, it is not necessary to talk constantly when you come before me. Listening is part of it, and then I can talk/flow to you. Maybe you think I am quiet. You go through "quiet spells" at times because you don't prepare your heart and your inner ears. I love to share with you, to tell you of my love and care. All I need are listening ears and a quiet, focused spirit. You are my beloved daughter. Come into my presence with thanksgiving and into my courts with praise, and then pause so I may respond and reply. My peace and strength shall be yours - this is how I share the mind of Christ with you.
In Job 11:13 we are encouraged to prepare our hearts and stretch out our hands towards Him.
David, the Psalmist speaks in Psalm 95:2 encouraging us to come into God's presence with thanksgiving, to shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Who could better know about this avenue of approaching God than David.
! Corinthians 2:16 asks who had known the mind of god that he may instruct Him and then goes on to say but we have the mind of Christ. I cannot even begin to fathom that but I do accept it.
In Philippians 2:5 we are encouraged to "let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. I can't explain how that works physically. I can see a computer chip being transferred or dream up many other possibilities. Thankfully we can accept this and walk in the truth presented here.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your patience with me. It seems like so many of my troubles are with the mouth too much, too soon, too open. Please help me to moderate and modulate and hush to learn from you! AMEN
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news
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This article touched me as I tend to overthink things and then wonder why God does not speak to me. But He is - it's just that I am not listening. I will praise God and then wait expectantly and I know I will hear Him.
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