Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"What Did You Say?"

The loud drone of the engine and the highway filled the space in our Suburban, between the children and me, as we drove down the road.

“I was thinking of taking you all to Milwaukee to see the Dead Sea Scrolls,” I said, as I looked in the rear view mirror at them, attempting to speak loud enough for them to hear.

“What did you say?” my 9 year old daughter asked, from the back of the vehicle. “Why are we going to Milwaukee to see dead squirrels?”

I’m still laughing about it.

Sometimes, in the craziness of life, we think we hear one thing and really an entirely different thing is said. Distractions. Busyness. People vying for our attention. Things to do. People to see. Troubles to worry about. They all can get in the way of our hearing what God really wants us to hear.

Dear reader, it is so important that we take time with the Lord and be still, and spend time with Him in His Word and in prayer. It is hard for us to hear His voice and His truths over the drone of the details of everyday life. Make sure that you are carving out a spot for Him. Mark it on your calendar. Make it a priority. Arrange a time and a place.

His Words are too important for us to get mixed up, or to even not hear at all. Through His Word He brings us life, comfort, direction and strength. How fortunate we are that our Lord loves us so much to spend time us. Let us make sure we are spending time with Him.


Jennie said...

Thanks for the belly laugh, LA!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it is knowing how and where to start that stumps me the most.

Andrea @ Unfailingly Loved said...

Dear friend:

I can relate -- no matter where you are in our walk with the Lord, it is hard.

However, if you are just starting:

1. Make sure you have a bible. I would suggest the NIV Study Bible. If you do not have one, or can not get one, e-mail me. I will send you one.

2. Ask the Lord to show you when a good time would be. Early morning? During your lunch hour? When the children are at school or napping?

3. Consider reading one of the Gospels -- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John -- and learning about the life of Jesus.

4. Ask God to show you what He wants you to see about Himself and about yourself.

5. Get a notebook and write down what you see in the scriptures, your thoughts, your questions.

6. Persevere. The evil one will want to tell you that there is no value in spending time with God. He is wrong. God's Word is always working and He will show you His love through His Word.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me and I would love to dialogue with you about it and help you in any way possible.

Praying for you.


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