Saturday, October 05, 2019

Books, Tapes, and Involvement

Proverbs 13:20
Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16
Stop becoming unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness?

We're all listening to someone. Everywhere we turn our ears are tuned to something.

As a matter of fact, all of us spend most of the day listening. We have no idea what being quiet means. We listen to tunes or talk shows in our vehicles. We have the news on most of the day. Or at night time we watch binge-watch shows on Netflix

Even when we attend a church service it is all about listening to what is happening; the worship music, the announcements, the sermon, and the chitchat with those hanging around after service.

Most of us have no idea how to handle quiet. We look for things to come in through our ears to occupy us. And yet our Father God is not only looking for us to worship him and be thankful in all circumstances. He wants us to hear His voice.

Holy Spirit is trying to talk to us and yet we are listening elsewhere. It is all about me. It is all about doing things that satisfy me. It is all about what makes me happy in this earthly realm.

True happiness is not possible until we walk in the spirit, truly in tune with Holy Spirit within.

The enemy very much loves to drag us back into who we used to be. But that person is dead. We are alive in Christ. Our spirit, the second we believed, went to heaven and was born again. We are no longer that old person. We are in Christ and He is in us.

Our true life is in Jesus. We need to reprogram our old mind to listen to the Holy Spirit instead of the unholy news and things around us in the natural.

It is when we truly know who we are in Christ and walk out in that knowledge, sharing it with the world, that we grow in our relationship with Him.

We are all listening, but who are we listening to?

"Father God thank you for sending Jesus to die for me so that I could have everlasting life. Show me the way to keep my ears on You and not on the things of the world. In Jesus' name. Amen."

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