Monday, August 29, 2011

Pretending to listen

Are we pretending to listen?

It struck me reading Ezekiel 33: 30-33 this morning, is this us? Do we go to church and hear the message, but don't hear it? Do we tune out the pastor thinking he is sharing a word for someone else?

Are we guilty of pretending to be sincere and hear the message, but our minds are at home with our to do list? Are we busy with our thoughts about the meal?

We listen, but have not intention of doing what the Word tells us to do...then are we like the people of Israel?

The people of Israel knew Ezekiel spoke the truth. Time and time again it was proven, but yet they refused to truly listen. Do we like to listen, but just not act of the words? Is it easier to go along with every one and not stand up for God's instructions? Are we so weak that we are afraid to stand out like Ezekiel and Jeremiah? After all, look at all the things that happened to these men when they stood out for God...

Yes, things happened...God was right there with them. He spoke with them, He held their hand and never ever were they alone. Imagine, the relationship that these men had with God...the struggles were real, but God helped them. The hurts were huge, but God bandaged their wounds and broken hearts...because they knew God! They were sincere when they listened, they were not pretending!

Are we pretending to listen? Oh Lord, open our ears to hear and our eyes to see the truths that you share with each of us...Amen

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Yes, Lord open our ears to hear and our eyes to see Your truth!