It seems like there's always one more thing to do. That there's always something that isn't getting done. And it's so important, in the middle of our crazy busy lives, that we have enough space for God to speak to us.
One of the things that I try to do is take a walk with God at least a couple times per week. Very often, I will go for a walk during my lunch break and listen to the Bible on my iPhone. That's just one of the reasons I so love the YouVersion app.
## Can you hear me?
In the middle of our crazy busy lives, it is so important that we leave space.
Today while I was walking, I was reminded of one thing that so easy to forget. And I also noticed something new in the Scriptures. First we'll look at what I so often forget and then I'll share with you what God showed me (I hadn't seen it before).
Today while I was walking, I didn't take my headphones with me. Very often I do. But for some reason this time I didn't.
What is drowning out God's voice in your life?
One thing that happened, was that as I was walking it was hard to hear because of the cars driving near me. And while that was happening, I was reminded that so often God's voice can be drowned out by the things in our lives.
As I got further away away from the noise, it was easier to hear God's voice. Both in the written Word and as he revealed some things to me. That takes me to the thing that I hadn't noticed before.
Are you opposed to God
Today I was in John 9. Again. It's the story of Jesus healing the blind man by making mud and putting it into his eyes. I've probably heard or read the story over 100 times. But that didn't mean that God was done with the story.
Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but gthat the works of God might be displayed in him. – John 9:3
They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” – John [9:34]a
Setting the stage, I know the story (I'm paraphrasing here). Jesus's disciples ask him who sinned and Jesus says, “not him, it's to glorify God.” Then Jesus heals him. There's a big hullabaloo about the whole thing and, in the end the guy's parents essentially throw their own son to the mercy of the religious leaders, who kick him out of the synagogue, saying that he was born in sin. And that's where the revelation hit me.
Jesus says that his blindness had nothing to do with sin on his part or that of his parents.
The religious leaders say that they shouldn't have to listen to him because he was born into sin.
Who do you think was right?
That's right. Jesus was right (He always is).
That scares me a little. It makes me wonder if I prejudge people. If I assume incorrectly. If I attribute things based on my fears, inhibitions, experiences, and perspective instead of God's perspective.
How about you?
Do you take time to hear from God? And have you ever been opposed to God because of your fears, inhibitions, experiences, or perspectives?
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