Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 30, 2012

Hearing

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Mark 4:12 so that although they look they may look but not see, and although they hear they may hear but not understand, so they may not repent and be forgiven.” 

I was tired of repeating twice everything I was saying to someone.  I ended the conversation saying I didn’t want to repeat everything twice so I left.  I no sooner got up when I heard God say, “I often must repeat things to you.  Should you do any less for others?”  There are many reasons we don’t hear.  Sometimes our minds are so occupied with something else we are not aware of someone (or God) speaking to us.  Sometimes we just choose not to really hear what is being said.  Sometimes our hearing is blocked by an ear problem or, with God, an confessed sin problem.  There are many reasons why we don’t hear what is being said.  With God, we must stay up to date on our confessions and pray that the Holy Spirit will always make us sensitive to His voice.  Our question is do we want to hear Him at all times?  Sometimes we choose to ignore what God has to say because we desire to do our own thing.  Let us learn to be totally committed to hearing God say whatever He wants us to know and whenever He wants to tell us.  

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October 8, 2011

Be Opened

Mk 7:34-35 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”).  At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

 

The man could not hear or speak.  Jesus signaled him out and opened his ears and loosened his tongue.  What a marvelous surprised for that man.  Jesus comes to us today through His Holy Spirit and signals us out.  He wants to open our ears and loosen our tongues so we can hear Him and share His word with those around us.  The man responded to Jesus by coming out of the crowd with Him even though he didn’t know what Jesus was about to do.  That is a sign of trust.  The question is do we trust Jesus to allow His Holy Spirit to pull us out by ourselves and let Him open our ears and loosen our tongue?  He pulls us out into our prayer and meditation time and in our Bible study time.  Let’s respond to His gentle pull and spend time with Him so He can open our ears and loosen our tongues to speak is praises to all around us.

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