Monday, March 18, 2013

Open Up

The sermon this weekend was about listening. Listening for God's prompting, for His calling on our lives, for whatever He wants to tell us. Our pastor mentions the ways in which God speaks: His Word, the Spirit, the church, other people, and circumstances. He then asked us whether we wanted to hear from God, whether we were actively seeking His voice.

What does that mean? For me, it means spending serious time reading the Bible, intentional time in prayer. But it also means being open. It means approaching God with humility, asking to hear His voice rather than attempting to get Him to hear mine. It means not being afraid of what I might hear, or at least being willing to risk being afraid. It means being open to change, open to correction, open to being led rather than taking the lead. It means following up, pursuing God's wisdom, seeking clarity.

Are you seeking God's voice? What is He saying? Are you listening?

Today's Verse:
Matthew 4:4
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

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