What Did You Say, Lord?

Have you ever felt like a thought you might have came from somewhere other than your own mind?  I know it sounds strange and once upon a time I, myself, wouldn’t have understood what you were saying, but I know at this point in time that I am not a writer.  I could never explain it so that you might understand, but the one thing I do know is that I am ever so grateful.  It has caused me to wonder how much in life we miss when we are so busy that we don’t have the time to listen to the One who created us.  Believe it or not, I just had a bath and I was ready to hop into bed and instead I find myself sitting at the computer simply to make a note which I might think about tomorrow.

Yes, it is now tomorrow and I am back to tell you what I think I know.  Don’t sigh, it makes my heart sing and I am learning a lot.  Our Lord has always given instructions to His people, it is simply that our hearing has lost a lot over the years.  If you spend much time in the Bible you will read how often He talked to His children; He led and guided their actions for many years before He finally sent His Son to make things more plain.  However, as the years have passed we should be able to recognize that we are losing the benefit He gained when He sacrificed so very much.  I wonder why we keep putting something so important on the back burner.  Maybe it is past time when we should take another look at yesterday and consider what is really important and what is not.

As far back as the book of Psalms, we can read I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.  Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you (32:8-9).  I must admit we never think about how much we will miss of life if we simply do not listen for His voice or read the Word He left us.  Just maybe that should be one of our major considerations each morning when we wake up.

Solomon told us first in the book of Proverbs to take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life (4:13) and other wise men instructed us to apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge (23:12).  We are so busy these days with our lists I doubt we make time for study and yet that is the only way we will truly grow in wisdom.  Maybe we should consider rearranging our time to gain wisdom which will result in actually giving us more time.  Sounds like a smart idea to me.

I know that life has so much more to offer today than it did in the days of our forefathers.  And yet when you are able to view the whole picture you will come to realize that people are still born and still die without having reached the pinnacle that our Creator intended.  Can we change that, do we want to and will it really make a difference in the life that we live?  I think it will and I know it is what our Creator desires.

Most of us will recognize that we are rapidly reaching a point at which the choices will no longer be ours.  They are going to be taken away from us by the evil that is working hard against what our Creator intended.  We have a choice – we can either let it happen or we can show our true color by refusing to be a part of such a bad decision.

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be, ever, only, all for Thee.

Kevin Harrison

WCBCS, 7459 S IH 35, Waco, TX, USA