by Tammy Erbrick
Have you ever felt like you hit a wall when trying to hear the Lord speak? Life can get so overwhelming that you can literally drown out your Savior’s voice by all the busyness. I can assure you, He’s here, ready to speak. The challenge is being willing to listen! You see, if we don’t listen to our Savior’s voice – we can’t be given direction and just simple clarity of His day to day purpose for us. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
My sisters, God knew we would have the temptation to “attune” our mind to the pattern that is all around us. But Oh friend, when we allow Him to renew our mind – that’s where the sweetness of Jesus comes in! That is where we find His will for us in every detail of our day. And if your day is anything like mine – there is a LOT of detail!! God has a perfect will for us. We are not perfect creatures yet, until we make it to heaven, however, we should wake up each day striving to search and embrace what we can hold on to for that given day. Each day is a gift from Him laid out with a given purpose, but it’s up to us to place our focus and spirit upon Him, so He can renew our mind and refresh it with things from above!
We have allowed ourselves to become so comfortable we are “bored.” Even having a larger family, there is still idle time. Why do we pick up our phones instead of just allowing our mind to be “open” for him to speak? Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and you keep opening your mouth ready to speak, but the other person doesn’t “slow down” enough so that you CAN speak?? Don’t you know that is how our Heavenly Father feels most days?? He is ever so ready to speak to His cherished daughters, but we get so overcome with distractions (some that we bring on ourselves) that He’s just sitting there with his mouth open and unable to speak a Word!
Take a moment right now and let the quietness of His Spirit sweep over you.
Let your mind be emptied of voluntary and involuntary distractions so that He can speak to you!
Allow Him to renew your mind.
As you fill your mind with his presence and peace – your next steps for the day will be so much clearer. Those things that about “put you over the edge” won’t seem as mountainous any longer. Philippians 4:8 reminds us that “Finally, brothers (sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things!” Satan wants our mind to constantly ponder the things of this world, but don’t be fooled, my friend. Your Savior has a Word for you that’s like honey to your ears. Oh “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man (woman) who take refuge in Him” Psalm 34:8. Let all your problems and worries take refuge in him today. Let the Lord speak – don’t leave Him waiting…