Listening...and Responding

Listening...and Responding

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“The heavens tell of the glory of GOD.  The skies display HIS marvelous craftsmanship.  Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make HIM known.” (Psalm 19:1-2 NLT) The ONE who spoke everything to be, still speaks.  Are we listening?  HIS Creation speaks day after day without saying a word.  Watch the sun break the sky at dawn or slip below the horizon at dusk and you know…Something…or, better…Someone is at work!

Our challenge is to listen.  GOD speaks, through HIS SPIRIT within us, all the time.  When we slow down, are quiet and listen, then we can hear HIM; yielding, we give HIM the opportunity to use us.

“But those who wait on The LORD will find new strength.  They will fly on wings like eagles.  They will run and not get weary.  They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 NLT)

A good friend of mine, Trey Webb, listened.  About 2 years ago, he was in a group study on Raising a Modern Day Knight, and had the sense GOD was speaking to him.  One of the lessons was about being in community and holding others accountable.  Trey told his RMDK group he was going to do this group in his community.  A year later, he sent an email invitation to 90 guys in our community.  30 of these dads met once a week, for 7-8 weeks this summer, because Trey heard GOD speaking to him and he responded.

I was fortunate to attend one of the ceremonies with their sons, similar to the one in the picture.  These men looked their sons in the eyes, made a verbal, binding commitment to these boys, before their peers and GOD, to love, instruct and help their boys become young men.  They affirmed their boys in front of each other.  Their boys loved it!  Trey’s response to GOD’s voice has made an eternal impact in our community.  And I think it is just a beginning.  All of it started with one person being willing to listen and obey.

How about you?  What is GOD saying?  I know HE still speaks.  We need to wait on GOD long enough to hear, then be ready to respond.

 

 

 

 

A Patient Father

A Patient Father

Let The King of Glory Enter!

Let The King of Glory Enter!