By Rena Beadle
Have you ever listened in to the conversations around you? Our family would be on a road trip, when suddenly, I hear a word or phrase
coming from the back seat that piques my curiosity. Having
traveled miles, I found how easily I could tune everyone around me out. We all seem to be in our own little worlds, yet very physically together in
a mini-van! At some moment, maybe halfway to our destination, I
would lay aside my book or I quit day dreaming out the window, and get QUIET enough to HEAR the conversations
around me. The results of listening can be a red light, letting
me know something is wrong, or I may think, “He just said something really profound!”. My response to the climate around me either makes the journey easier or
more difficult. However, it all begins with
Moses and Aaron were leading the Children of Israel into the desert, when God called Moses to
meet with Him on Mt Sinai. One day turned into 40 days before
Moses returned from his meeting with the Lord. What he found on
his return to camp was an entire people whom he had lead out of Egypt completely turned away from God and all
He had done for them. And Aaron was allowing them to do
so! What happened??? Moses listened to God. But,
Aaron listened to the people.
WHO ARE YOU LISTENING
Emotions? Fears? Concerns? Demands of others?
PUT THE BRAKES
ON! PULL OVER!
Get quiet. Surrender every thought and emotion to
Him. Expect God to show up in every minute of your
day. He may speak in His still small voice, or through a scripture that seems to leap off the page. We are not called to be anyone’s savior; He already is. We are simply called to love Him. When we listen to Him and know we are unconditionally loved by Him, the
climate automatically changes. Chaos turns into peace, strife
turns into kindness and love draws everyone together.
Prov. 1:33 “But whoso hearkens (listens and obeys) unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be
quiet from fear of evil.”
Have a great day! Rena “Ree” Beadle