This morning, I was drawn to this scripture:
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” (Proverbs 3:5–6, The Message)
Next, I heard this:
“We are healing you, John. ‘This is the way. Walk ye in it!'”
So, I Googled that phrase and found it inside this:
“Oh yes, people of Zion, citizens of Jerusalem, your time of tears is over. Cry for help and you’ll find it’s grace and more grace. The moment he [the LORD-jsp] hears, he’ll answer. Just as the Master kept you alive during the hard times, he’ll keep your teacher [Holy Spirit?-jsp] alive and present among you. Your teacher will be right there, local and on the job, urging you on whenever you wander left or right: ‘This is the right road. Walk down this road.’ You’ll scrap your expensive and fashionable god-images. You’ll throw them in the trash as so much garbage, saying, ‘Good riddance!’” (Isaiah 30:19–22, The Message)
From tears to treasure with a trip to the trash! This listening thing is challenging and rewarding! Rich indeed!
Lord: Thank you for growing us up into Christ! (Colossians 2:8-23) Our old arrogant, stubborn deafness is going away. Our new “ears to hear” are working better all the time. Lord, we want to hear!
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