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listen to my heart...

“…we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard [from the word spoken by God, through God], so that we do not drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1

It is the cry of most of human nature…listen to my heart. We fight over it, we laugh over it, we cry over it, we die over it…but most of all, we live by it. There have been so many times, too many to number, of the pleas for someone to just listen to my heart – to really listen. Times when all I wanted was for my voice to be heard, times when I knew I had something good to say, but no one would listen, times when I would have given anything to share my heart to anything more than just the blank wall I was talking to. As I was reading this morning, trying to make some kind of sense of my life circumstances, I realized that God was crying out the same thing to me that I was crying out to Him. Listen to MY heart. I stopped, my mind felt blank, like the wall I was so used to sharing my heart with (if only walls could talk…), and I listened. As God was summoning Ezekiel to go speak to his “rebellious” children, He told him, “…whether they listen or not…they will know that a prophet has been among them.” You see…His words are so powerful that even if you don’t want to listen, you will know that He is speaking…that is where our choice comes in. To stop and listen, or to just say, “…maybe later”, or “…I am really busy right now, but I will…promise!”…a trap and lie from the enemy that I have so often been a participant of. I do believe that lately, God has been trying to awaken me to listen closely to Him, to trust Him fully, to walk down a path that seems scary and dark, but that will lead to His promises. I will only listen if I stop and spend time with Him, and only Him.

A dear friend texted me as I had finished reading, and it said, “So often I focus on obeying God and being a servant – but…I was reminded that before any of that God just wants me to focus on him and our relationship and living in His presence! Such a sweet reminder of how much he loves just spending time with us and in his eyes that always comes first! Our Daddy is the sweetest! I hope you have a sweet day in His presence!”. Yes, our Daddy is the sweetest and just being with Him, allows us to listen ever more closely as the Day is approaching.

“Now you, son of man, LISTEN to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.” Ezekiel 2:8


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