Day 27: Listening
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”
God, we thank you for your word and for all the people who have shared it with us and taught us from it and give us your wisdom. We ask that you help us to hear your word, to understand, and then to boldly obey.
Please don’t let us be people who hear and then act like we didn’t hear or don’t understand or have forgotten. Please put your words deep in our hearts and minds where they cannot be ignored or forgotten.
Please make us hungry for your wisdom and longing for your presence. In a busy and loud world, help us find time to be quiet with you and to hear your voice. Thank you for your Holy Spirit that lives in us; help us to listen and not to silence it. We ask that we would always be hearing, understanding, and obeying. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
How will Jesus show up in my day today?
Do I have the eyes and ears to see and hear the wonders of his love and mercy?
How will I experience his grace? Will I see something miraculous? Something hope-filled that will transform me?