In recent months I have realized that to my maintain Faith. I have to shut my mouth and open my Ears. I need to realize that when Our Heavenly Father speaks I need to close my mouth and listen to what he is telling me.
We each have many things that our Lord sets on our plates. How we handle what he has given us is what is important. Do we often block what could be communications by saying What am I to do? Why am I having to deal with this. Why me?
Is this God’s way of making us put our Faith in Him. Or is He trying to get our attention so we will listen to his voice? When will we learn that it isn’t about us. It is about what he wants us to do.
The old hymn Trust and Obey says it best. “To Trust and Obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus. But to Trust and Obey.” written by John H. Sammis in 1887
If our Lord is trying to make a point to us. Shouldn’t we extend the same courtesy to him that we would extend to another person speaking? We should shut our mouths and open our ears. If we do we might find the answers we need. I’m not saying it will be the answers we want. The Lord answers us in His time, not ours.
I am lucky that I have been able to hear our Lord’s voice many times. It may be a mere thought that makes a point to us. The sudden appearance of a verse of the bible to us. Example: This is my son with whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:16 KJV.
This came when I had a lot of questions about whether I was wanted in his eyes. He gave me my answer with a beautiful morning that contained a rosy pink sunrise.
So shutting our mouths may be necessary for us to hear him. We have to remember that he will answer. In His Time and His Way. Until He decides to Answer. We need to Trust and Obey.