Listen! Can you hear Me? Do you know the sound of My voice? Hey you! Paying total attention to someone requires all of everything we have focused on the One who is speaking. Eyes on theirs. Ears hearing every nuance of the words. Mind totally focused on the subject. It’s hard but it’s worth it!
Solomon was giving some fatherly advice in Proverbs 4:20-22 when he said:
Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep My message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health. (The Message)
Do you know the voice of God? Adam and Eve did. When He called to them in the garden they knew right away that it was Him. (Genesis 3:8-9) We know certain people’s voices even when we’re not looking at them, at a distance, in a crowded room, anywhere. God wants us to know His voice in every place and circumstance. How do we hear His voice? By knowing His Word. Yes, memorizing it! Thinking about it! Reading it!
So, what do we get out of it? A body and soul that’s healthy, really healthy. The roadmap to living. Not just breathing in and out but a life that is fully aware of all that is going on around us and answers to the hard questions. It’s all there. All in the Bible. All we have to do is open the book and start reading and memorizing.
Father, You and You alone are all that matter. Your Word is my life guide, my way to knowing You. Open my heart and mind to every word. You have breathed every single word so I can know You and what You want of Your child. Thank YOU!
Blessings to you and yours!
Here’s another post on the same subject: Calming The Restless Mind
You can also find this post on the Pondering and Prayer page.