to want to listen

Reading Isaiah 55, Invitation to the Thirsty, the verbs suddenly popped out to me.






Of all those action words, listen, caught my eye the most. I couldn’t shake that word from my mind. It was like God was trying to tell me something.

Listen, my child.

Come close.

Real close.

Listen to me.

Sit on my lap and lay your head on my chest to hear the rhythm of my heartbeat.


I tried to listen that day. I left the house and hoped I would remember to have my ears tuned to all that God would speak to me that day. When my car pulled in the drive way, home from my days work, I felt disappointed. I hadn’t heard a thing. I hadn’t remembered to listen to well either. I had let myself down and most importantly I felt as though I had let God down. How easy it was to all to quickly get caught up in my days tasks. How quickly my body goes into auto pilot when at work and leave God out of the picture, duties and conversations and thoughts. How do you invite him in to your work? Talk to him throughout the day? See him in others? It’s difficult to down shift. It’s difficult to change. It’s difficult to remember.

Even more difficult to just listen.

Listen, listen to me & eat what is good & your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear & come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. – Isaiah 55: 2-3.

Following God is mysterious.

I haven’t figured it out.

Of this I am sure, I want to know God more then what I know today.


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