A few weeks ago, I jotted part of this verse of scripture down in my journal.....
If only I would listen to His voice today.
Underneath that verse, I wrote this.....
"How can I learn from this?
Is God trying to teach me a lesson?"
Now, I know myself well enough to be able to say that I will not always be able to do that, because when a trial, trouble, or temptation comes along, I way to often get caught up in my own selfishness and pride to think that I could possibly need to learn anything.
(sarcastic remark, y'all)
Which takes me on to this part of verse 8 that spoke to the sarcastic remark above.....
"Don't harden your hearts"
Then, I jotted this down out of verse 9.....
".....tested and tried God's patience"
Okay, God, I'm beginning to get the picture.
I know this is what I so often do.....
which, once again leads me back to that issue of selfishness and pride.
Oh, how much this old(er) lady has yet to learn.
I'm so glad that He is patient and kind and loving and, especially forgiving. Because I know I give Him such a difficult time and cause Him to have to work a lot of OT on just me!
Breathing in Grace,
Such a great post, Deb. You are right that the world makes is so hard for us to hear God's voice. Someday, though, his will be the only one we hear so we really do need to stop and listen. Even more in these trying times. Awesome reminder today!!ReplyDelete
Yes we really are living in trying times. I see God loud and clear in how He's working through the tragedy in Charleston. Wow!Delete
Oh oh, I am so guilty and as you know, stubborn and opinionated (and often leaves a bitten mark on my tongue, wink). Thank you for your inspirational posts, Deb. Have a lovely Wednesday. BlessingsReplyDelete
I can be quite opinionated, too! ;) I think all us girls are! LOLDelete
Great post today my friend. Sometimes I just get caught up in the busyness of life to LISTEN. Other times I truly try to slow down and LISTEN! Most of the time to be honest....I catch myself doing all the talking and not even giving Christ a chance to speak. But oh the times I sit at His feet...converse back and forth with Him and truly listen.....Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
There's no way I'll ever have this issue conquered....God spoke to me pretty clearly that morning, though! ;)Delete
Hi Deb! What beautiful images today, and such a good Word. I think God must be very happy with you, knowing that you truly want to learn what He is teaching you.ReplyDelete
I hope that I will always listen to Him. I'm afraid I'm quite a 'yakker' and need to develop the skills to be quiet more. Be still. Let Him speak!
May God bless you today with His peace and His voice,
OH, I do truly want to learn what He wants for me....but, I'm still a work in progress, even at my age!!! ;-) HOPE you have a great day, too!Delete
Always trying to listen, but I'm always thinking I've got to get in there and do something now! Oh, how many times have I had to step back, sit down and listen to Him. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit, that's really hard for me. That falls under 'patience' my word for this year. I know I'm a work in progress, thank You Lord for always being there and always speaking to me...if I would just stop and listen. Love ya Deb....great post today. ((hugs))ReplyDelete
Your words reminds me of that children's song, Ms. Mary...."He's still working on me, to make me what I ought to be. It took Him just a week to make the moon and the stars, the sun and the Earth and Jupiter and Mars. How loving and patient He must be.....'cause He's still working on me!!!!" AMEN....so glad He hasn't given up on this Nannie yet!!! ;-)Delete