Friday, January 10, 2020

I Will Listen All Day

Food for Thought…
I Will Listen All Day
Sharon Seidel 1-10-20

I will listen all day. I will listen all day. I will listen all day.

I am continually in awe at the countless ways and means God uses to speak to us. Yesterday I saw a recent Facebook post our great-niece, Leah made titled ‘#Oh, Louie.’ Louie is her son and apparently had been talking instead of listening to the teacher at school.

Immediately the Lord spoke to me. So far, from this picture He has shown me three things. First, I responded, “Yes, Lord, I will listen to You all day!” And He spoke to me all day as I listened. He gave me ideas and reminded me of the visions He has given me, saying it’s time to proceed.

Next, I thought, “Yes, Lord, I will listen to my thoughts all day!” It was an interesting day as I actually listened and took note of what I was thinking. Several times I had to repent of idle and negative thoughts, which I then replaced with God’s Word, not only thinking the word, but speaking it out loud also.

And today as I wrote, “talking instead of listening”, I thought, how often do I open my mouth and say whatever pops into my mind: negative, combative words, gossip, fault-finding words? How many times am I so busy telling God all my woes, I don’t give him an opportunity to speak? How many times, do I not listen; really listen to what others are saying?

One last thought… this is considered to be the decade of the mouth. Also, The Lord gave me a prophetic word that it is time for our tongues to be purified with fire, and to be speaking the Word. (Message me if you want more information on either of these.) After that, I made a negative comment about myself, and it came to pass in one day, literally overnight. I repented quickly and have started speaking differently, listening to the Lord and others, listening to and changing my thoughts.

Scripture References:

John 10:27 “My sheep hear My Voice.”

Matthew 4:4 “Jesus answered, ‘It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

James 1:19-20 “Be swift to hear and slow to speak. Slow to wrath for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

Isaiah 6:5-7 … “Woe is me, I am undone because I am a man of unclean lips in the midst of a people of unclean lips, for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts. Then one of the seraphim flew to me having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it and said: ‘Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin is purged, atoned for.”

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