Are You Listening

Who you listen to matters

Revelation 3:20 – Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

The church in America has been compared by some to the church in Laodicea, most generally for its lukewarmness to the things of God. But perhaps there is another reason—the ears of the people in the church of America have been so bombarded that they have been turned off. They no longer hear the voice of God. Maybe you feel God has been silent…and that silence was deafening.

Perhaps you have been crying out to God about the coming election, and you are waiting for Him to answer, but things don’t look to be heading toward the result you want. You aren’t’ feeling very confident that He is hearing your prayers. Hasn’t He said in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call on me and I will answer you.” In the times when God seems silent, turn off what distracts you. Continue to pray even if it is hard.  There is something He is teaching you. He is not absent. His silence may be a reminder that you need to hunger and thirst for Him.  Place your focus on Him. Read your Bible to discern His will in what you are seeking. Then relax. He hears you. 1 John 5:14 says, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” Then follow the mandate of Psalm 37:7, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” He is at the door of your heart, gently knocking, softly calling, eager to spend time with you.

Pray With Us

Heavenly Father, teach me more about resting in You today. I confess that I allow too many distractions into my life, and they bring me anxiety and distress. I allow myself to become upset over the evil things that wickedness is bringing to this nation. Draw me closer into Your presence, dear Lord. Let my heart be quiet, so that I can hear that still small voice of Your Spirit minister to me. Thank You for Your love, in Jesus’ Name,


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