As I prepare to do my devotional this morning I sit and I wonder do I even hear God anymore? am I listening to Him? am I doing one or the other? am I doing both?
why is this so hard!?
Hearing is the ability to perceive sounds or information while Listening is paying attention to what your hearing.
"your not listening to me" I say this to Eli all the time. I know he hears that I am talking with him but I can tell HES NOT LISTENING.
am I doing this to the Lord? can I hear him talking to me but I'm not listening?
YES! I do this more frequently then I would like to admit.
The Lord speaks to us in so many different ways. Through Scripture, He gives us dreams and visions and through other Christ followers. recognizing where he is speaking to me is where I'm having a hard time.
a lot of you know about our recent miscarriage and this has still been one of the harder experiences I've had. I believed whole heartedly that the Lord spoke to me for years that I would have a large family with several little kiddos running around my house. this came to a halting stop when Zach and I didn't agree on a number of kids and he felt done and I did not. when we were on the same page with being ok with having another and this other came along I was over the moon. The Lord was blessing me with what I believed He had said to me.
Long story short I am in a huge doubting phase of whether I can actually hear him? or am I just not listening? am I not paying attention to what I am hearing?
The Lord is not trying to make this difficult for us to hear him, He's screaming at us. He's always helping, talking and showing us! But its our eyes, its our ears and our mouths that are getting in the way. Psalm 23 says " The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his names sake. Even though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
The Lord is always with us and he will always be speaking to us, are we listening?
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