Are you ready to hear?

I have been struggling with a lot of different things lately, mostly in the lines of understanding scripture and the relevance that it has to today’s society. To tell you the truth, I have been searching through the Bible looking for any piece of scripture that is irrelevant to today, and to date I have not been able to find one. Sad, isn’t it? Many believers (and even non-believers) will hold to the idea that this verse or that verse somehow “does not apply to me”. Yet, if one takes a long look at the application (surrounding verses included) and not just the words at face value; the understanding becomes very clear that it is all relevant to how we are living today – relevant to our lives immediately.

As I was studying this week I noticed a man named Habakkuk who quite frankly some would assume was just a whiner who needs to hush. Yet, deeper than the words at face value, was his practice of the relationship he had with God. He was a man who focused on who God is, on pouring out his heart before the Father, and then preparing and being FULLY ready to hear what God’s response would be.

That’s an odd concept, isn’t it?

It’s so simple … and yet at the same time, just an amazing concept to grasp. When we come before the Lord, we need to be ready to hear – to hear what God would say to us in a way that He could pour into our lives; so that we would be different. God promises in Habakkuk 2:3, “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” We need to wait on God, understanding that God will not delay, and that everything He says will come true.

Are you prepared to hear from God? What is He saying to you today?

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day …

A day when we traditionally put on our Sunday best, try to fight the crowds to go out and eat, and really try really hard to not give Mom a hard time. Well, I got to thinking while reading over Proverbs 31 today. Why is it, that if God’s Word ordains that we lift up our mom’s (and wives) on a daily basis, and show them the respect that is deserved, does it become such a chore for us to do the very same thing on just one certain day? Perhaps if we did it more often (like every day), then we could focus on making Mother’s Day really special; and do something other than the norm?

I’m just thinking of course … Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there!