Heavenly Ears

"Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence" (Psalm 139:7)?

I never understood the old saying, "Parents have eyes in the back of their heads," until I became a parent myself. After several messy disasters and naughty pranks played by my children, I learned to be in tune with the symphony of sound during our homeschooling. Even if I was in the kitchen preparing supper, I knew what each child was doing in other parts of the house by the noise involved. In fact, the only time I really worried was when there was no sound at all. Total quiet usually meant one of two things. Either all my children were reading a book, or they were into trouble.

In a far greater way, our heavenly Father also monitors the noise coming from His children. When we lift up our praises and prayers, He knows all is well within the hearts of His people. However, when we grow quiet and fail to come before His presence, He knows we're headed down a path that leads to trouble. Neglecting to talk to the Lord, we foolishly try to manage our lives on our own and find ourselves in the middle of problems. Lovingly, the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, and God waits for us to cry out, so He can encourage us in our spiritual walk.

What about you? Have things been quiet at your house lately? If God hasn't heard your praise or prayers in a long time, right now is the best time to come before His throne. Take a moment to pray and praise the Lord for His loving care in your life. Even though He knows right where you are and what you need, He's waiting to hear from you today. "Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment" (Psalm 119:149).

Father, please hear my prayer and forgive me for wandering away from You. Fill me today with Your power and wisdom and lead me back to the place where my heart can commune with You. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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SUSAN W 06/13/2009 07:29:45

Last night I prayed for God to reveal my sin to me, knowing something just has not been quite right, yet feeling "I'm not really doing anythng wrong" Your devotion revealed to me that my heart has wandered and I truly prayed your prayer for God to lead me back In the precious name of Jesus! Thank you.

DARLENE C 06/13/2011 19:09:26

I believe that under the new covenant of Grace, the Holy Spirit convicts us of "Righteousness", by reminding us that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Satan is the accuser of the brethren and will always point out our short comings and failures, but if we look to Jesus and the finished work at the cross, we are reminded that God sees us through the blood of Jesus, forgiven and clean. We are under a constant waterfall of forgiveness. When Jesus died, he bore ALL the sins of the world, past, present and future sins. There is no time with God, so rejoice that the bible says, As He (Jesus) is, so are we! We are free from guilt and condemnation. Paul writes in Romans 8:1, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death." Praise the Lord! Paul is referring to the new covenant of grace and the old covenant of the law, which we have been set free from! Thank you Jesus! :)

MAYA T 06/14/2011 08:19:57

Lord, I praise you right now. I have been so depressed in sickness and gloom from this illness that I have that I have been away from you. I have felt sorry for myself and felt like a failure trying to homeschool my kids and then to have sickness to come back like this when I have been doing so well for more than a year. But when I am weak, you are made strong. I am not to run away from you, I am to run to you instead. I love you Lord and you will give me the strength that I need to get through every obstacle in the Precious Name of Jesus.

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