The bible verses in Proverbs 2:1-5 says, “My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. Tune your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.”
Too many times as Christians, we do not pay close enough attention to God’s word nor His voice and therefore, we miss the season and the timing in which God had planned to perfect the things that concerns us.
That is not to say His plans will not come to fruition ever again in our life. It simply means that we must wait until another season of grace comes around and in the meantime, we must go through another painful process, be given tests and face fiery trials all over again as far as it relates to our faith.
Based on my past experiences, the second time around taking a test is never as easy as the first time.
But it doesn’t matter what we are going through at the time, God is telling us we must keep our ears tuned in to Him at all times.
The responsibility rests upon us that whenever we realize that God is saying something to us, we should pay close attention to it, find out what He is trying to communicate to us and treat His word like something very precious and important to us.
Sometimes when we do not understand the things that are taking place in our lives, the tendency is to become frustrated either with ourselves, or God and then before we know it, we become distracted.
Other times we are simply too busy and just do not bother to take the time that is necessary to find out what God is trying to show us.
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But why not stop from what is making us so busy and make insight into God’s word our top priority? How can we live in a busy world and be busy with our own affairs and still expect to hear God?
Would we rather go through the same test or trial two and three times over before we get the understanding of what God would have us to do?
My dear friends, let us take heart and never lose hope that all God wants is what is best for us. Let us begin to adopt the posture of readiness and be willing to move and obey the instant that we hear God speaking to us.
Isaiah 55:3 says, “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.”
Let us therefore train ourselves to have a listening ear to God’s voice and to feel the nudging of His Holy Spirit to go in the direction He wants us to go so that your soul may live.
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