Have you ever received a letter, card, an invitation and you didn’t really take the time to read it right away? You knew you needed to read it, check out what it had to say–but you just put it aside…over and over again. And you just never got back to it–at least not until it was too late for the revelant information or the invitation you received in the message to make any difference in your life.
Or maybe that letter, card or invitation got mixed up in with all your over-abundant junk-mail, and you just missed knowing it was ever even there for you. You hadn’t taken the time to sort the real messages from the junk messages carefully enough. And you missed something very important, very special.
Years ago I inadvertantly recycled (after dutifully tearing it up into bits and pieces) a fairly sizeable check (thinking it was junk-mail) because I had not looked at the envelope carefully enough. The check was actually a very kind and tangible gift for me that I had not expected. And that I did not look at carefully enough to recognize it for what it truly was!
We can so easily miss the messages that come into our world–whether they come in via the mail, phone, black-berry, email, text, face-book, blogs or twitter–if we do not open up the messages so we can know what they have to say to us.
In the same ways, we can so easily miss the messages from our God if we do not–will not–take the time to look, to listen, to acknowledge and to receive all that our God gives to us through His Word and His Spirit.
And we really do not want to miss those messages! They are life and love messages to us from the very heart of our Sovereign LORD.
Through God’s revealed Word and by the power of God’s Spirit we are given knowledge that is life-saving and life-transforming.
Through God’s revealed Word and by the power of God’s Spirit we receive the wisdom, encouragement and power to follow, obey and trust God’s ways.
Oh! We will not ever fully know and understand our Lord on this side of heaven. But! All that God does reveal to us is ours forever! We need to receive it!
Our God even invites us to ask Him to tell us all that He will tell us.
Our God has already revealed and shared His ultimate message to us: His Son Jesus is the Promised Messiah! And this knowledge gives us divine power–gives us everything we need for life and godliness.
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29
This is what the LORD says, He who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it–the LORD is His name: “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:2-3
God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3
Wow! Let’s not miss the messages of God!
Let’s listen! Let’s learn! Let’s be open to God’s revelation! Let’s live as God’s people with the power of God’s Word and God’s Spirit fully available to us–at all times!
Let’s not miss the messages of God!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane