24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
I’m realizing just how important it is for me to hear His voice. I must really know what He is speaking to me at this very moment. Is He saying, “Jim, Be salt and light” or “Jim, Love your enemy” or “Pray in secret”, “Don’t worry”, “Quit judging others”? I must hear Him today or I will just take my best effort and do what I think He wants of me rather than what I have heard Him ask.
Maybe today I’ll read from scripture more slowly, speaking to Him, listening for Him, asking Him show me His desire for today.
Lord Jesus, I want You to lead my life today, to have my being in You, my life in You. I want to hear from You. Then, empower me to do what You have asked. Amen
Jim Shields, Pastor
Sanctuary Ministries – Concord