"But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with Scripture - "I believed, and so I spoke" - we also believe, and so we speak." (2 Corinthians 4:13)
Silence - have you ever sat in "silence"? What did you hear? I did this for a school assignment once. I was surprised at all the things I heard. I could hear my son's breathing (he was taking a nap) in the next room, the refrigerator motor, the birds singing outside, a gentle breeze blowing through the trees and the train going through town a few miles away. "Silence" wasn't so "silent." Have you ever tried it?
The Scripture, today, is about speaking, and listening, and if we are doing what we hear and speak. In Samuel we here God telling the people God should come first - not a king. (1 Samuel 8:7-9) In Corinthians we hear "we have the same Spirit" so we believe and speak. In the Gospel Jesus is saying those who do "the will of God is my brother and sister and mother." (Mark 3:35) The family of God doing the will of God. Kind of what God told Samuel was NOT happening. (v. 7) My question is about how we are not only listening but "doing." (Mark 3:35) There are times when our actions speak a LOT louder than our words..... Sometimes we are the only Bible people ever see - let alone read.
So....... if we really believe, like we have spoken about before, are we FILLED with the Holy Spirit? Can people, besides our care receivers, actually see God's love in us? Can we show God's love to others even as we are silent and listening?
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