We are all too often having conversations within our own minds. If not careful, we can talk ourselves into some pretty ungodly decisions. During conversations with others who are constantly talking we often think to ourselves, "Excuse me, but can I talk now?" I can only imagine God asking that same question...wanting the opportunity to disrupt that ugly conversation that is repeating itself in our minds throughout each moment of every day. He longs to be that voice of reasoning and truth that we'd come to desire to mull over as our spiritually mature food so that we can begin to think like and become more like Him.
This past week we my family and I attended Family Camp at IRBC in Clear Lake, Iowa. The song I have a link to at the bottom of this posting is one that we sang frequently throughout the week. Such a great reminder to slow down and allow God to speak into our hearts and minds. Hope you Enjoy!
Practicing His Presence,
Psalm 46:10a (NLT) “Be still, and know that I am God!
1 Samuel 3:9-10 (NLT) So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, LORD, your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back to bed. And the LORD came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”
Keith and Kristyn remind us that “One of Christianity’s distinctives is that we worship a God who has spoken - who is not silent. From God the Father, speaking the world into creation, to speaking through His Living word in Christ, to speaking by His Spirit through the written word.
Throughout history the word of God has transformed the most proud leaders and the most hopeless victims, the greatest civilisations and the remotest of villages, in every age to every corner of the world - so incredible is its power.
Often today however the preaching of the word has been diminished in value – from its prominence in a service to its passion, but most of all in our own expectation each time we sit down and ask God to speak to us.
In Isaiah the people were performing many acts in the name of God and the Lord said “This is the one to whom I will turn my face – he who is humble and contrite and trembles at my word”.
It is our prayer that through the power of the spirit, this hymn will prepare people to humbly listen to the Bible being taught and respond to the huge consequences it has on their lives.” Link to Article
Song: Speak, O Lord by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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