Selective Hearing

I was going to post my myspace blogs on here starting with January of this year, but I figured this one should go too. So here's a myspace blog post from December 18, 2007...enjoy!


This seemed very applicable after Garid's message tonight at church so I decided to post it.

Have You Lost Your Hearing?
By Max Lucado

Once there was a man who dared God to speak.
Burn the bush like you did for Moses, God.
And I will follow.
Collapse the walls like you did for Joshua, God.
And I will fight.
Still the waves like you did on Galilee, God.
And I will listen.

And so the man sat by a bush, near a wall, close to the sea and waited for God to speak.

And God heard the man, so God answered.
He sent fire, not for a bush, but for a church.
He brought down a wall, not of brick, but of sin.
He stilled a storm, not of the sea, but of a soul.

And God waited for the man to respond.
And he waited...
And he waited...
And waited.

But because the man was looking at bushes, not hearts; bricks and not lives; seas and not souls, he decided that God had done nothing.
Finally he looked to God and asked, Have you lost your power?
And God looked at him and said, Have you lost your hearing?

Messages on prayer always seem to be the perfect thing for me to hear. I have prayer issues. I desire to to be a prayer warrior. Why is it so hard for me? I learned something tonight...something I've always known but just needed to hear once again. Prayer needs to be a constant dialogue. God isn't a genie. We shouldn't leave him as our last resort, only going to him when we have problems. I think I know what my problem is. I have selective [spiritual] hearing. My prayers have become monologue, not dialogue. Somehow, I miss what the Lord says to me with his still, small voice.

God, please revive my hearing. Bring me closer to you so I can hear your still, small voice.

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