So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
Listen To Me
I know that I am not the best listener. I know that it could be said that I am hard of hearing. There is nothing physically wrong with my ears. It is the pace my life that has been a part of my problem. Well, to be honest, that is only a part of the problem and a small part of the problem at that. What are the main problems? It is no surprise to me that your question suggests that I have had several significant problems when it comes to listening to you. Thinking that I “know it all” has been a problem. Thinking that I can solve all my own problems and meet all my own needs has been a problem. At many times and in many ways, I have been self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-centered. Those are not great qualities that are all deeply rooted in pride. It is good and wise that you recognize that these qualities have hindered your ability to listen to me. Yes, with these qualities at work, I have had misplaced priorities. I have chased after and spent a great deal of time on what will be of no value, it light of all eternity. That is another great and wise insight.
How will you reorder your priorities so you can listen to Me? How will you invest your life in what will be of value, in light of all eternity? I will listen attentively to your word. I will allow you word to do its work in me. I will allow you to use your word to teach and train me. I will allow you to use your word to guard and guide me. I will allow you to use your word to mold and shape me. I will allow your word to grow my faith in you. When and where will you listen attentively to my word? I will set aside a time and place every day to meet with you in your word. Meeting with you in your word will be on my schedule and the highest priority of my life. From our time meeting together in your word, I will carry your word with me throughout my day. Your word will remain in my heart and mind. Your word will be continually on my lips. I will not hesitate to share your word with others so that they also can grow in their faith. I see that you have a plan that is very good. You will never regret the time you spend meeting with me in my word. No, I will not, of that I am absolutely sure. That is very good. Thank you, Lord, for your word.
Lord, I will set aside a daily time to meet with you in your word. I will take your word deep into my heart, mind, and life. Mold my life by your word. Grow my faith in you by your word. Use me to share your word with others so they will also grow in their faith. Amen
Key Question… Why is it critically important that you listen attentively and daily to God’s word?
Living It Out… Make it your daily practice to listening attentively to God’s word.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that your faith will grow as you attentively listen to God’s word.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has grown your faith as you have met with Him in His word.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow your faith to grow by attentively listening to God’s word.
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