Today what can meditate on hearing the voice of God?
As I focus and mediate on God’s Word I am reminded that Jeremiah was talking to the Israelites about False Religion and that at the end of the day this religion was worthless. Making a mental note of what is taking up all my time, keeping me so busy that I cannot get to what is important to me I have come to realise I have not been hearing the voice of God.
Why? Well, I am cooking, cleaning house, washing clothes and not for getting to iron the clothes. It has become so overwhelming and time consuming I have not taken 5 minutes from my busy schedule to pray. Shamefully that has been true over the past couple of weeks. Then I get frustrated and it overwhelms me because I feel I have lost touch with God.
Of all the people I know, that I am the stubborn one, and because of my stubbornness I fall very often. The children are going back to school and my husband is back to work. I seem to have some free time.
I don’t know how perfect your spiritual life is and do you also face the same difficulties I do, but in repentance and humbling myself before the Lord my God I pray for forgiveness of sin.
Jeremiah 7: 13 [NIV] ‘While you were doing all these things, declares the Lord, I spoke to you again and again, but you did not listen; I called you, but you did not answer.’ I am so humbled by these words today, God spoke to me again and again, He called me and I did not answer. Shamefully, I kept myself too busy to listen for the voice of God.
Jeremiah 7: 24 [NIV] ‘But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.’ So now that I know the state of my relationship with the living God, the God of lights, I have to submit my life anew into His hands. Retentive and asking that by His grace He would forgive me.
As I focus and study these words today I humble myself before the Living God, my God in the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Asking please Lord, forgive me, I have sinned against You. Keeping myself so busy that I cannot get to where I was supposed to be.
It is clear to many people that I am not perfect and I am at fault. In the next couple of day’s I want to learn anew how to connect and listen to the Lord my God. I am making myself available to His word and trusting that I am forgiven based on the Word, I am redeemed through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you for reading, perhaps you have so sound advice for someone like me?
God bless you.