These (listening, waiting & obeying) seem to be the most important elements in a man’s life (male & female). A man who have not developed the habit to hear God will not amount to so much as far as heaven’s measurement is concerned. A man will be limited in his work, business, job, project, ministry etc if he doesn’t take the matter of hearing God as top of the list of priorities.
In Revelation 3: 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Indeed, the Father is constantly yearning for a Relationship with his own. That is why he Stands and Knock…..
The key to allowing God have his mind unveiled to us is if anyone HEARS. In Biochemistry, we can say that HEARING is a precursor to determining the direction of a man’s life who is in Christ.
Today, Let me ask you if you bother about HEARING God?
Let me tie this Rev 3:20 with a very important story in scripture Luke 10:38-41…The story of Mary & Martha. Very interesting revelations reside in this scripture about the Need to Listen to God.
The second portion of Vs 38, Martha OPENED HER HOME to him.
This is beautiful. Martha opened her home to Jesus when he came to her village. So have many of us being doing. As Jesus comes around us with his word, we are quick to open our hearts to him. This is beautiful, this is awesome!
But the matter doesn’t end in opening our home to him see Rev 3:20 again He wants to fellowship with you, he wants to eat with you and you with him when he comes into your home.
He doesn’t just want to come in because it’s another home.
Back to Luke 10: Something more like a wrong matter is happening. Martha opened her home, but it was her sister Mary who SAT AT THE LORD’S FEET LISTENING TO WHAT HE SAID
MARTHA WAS DISTRACTED BY ALL THE PREPARATIONS THAT HAD TO BE MADE
Martha represents what many of us are. We have opened the door of our heart but have become distracted with SERVICING OR SERVING
He isn’t as interested in your service as he is interested in your eating with him and him with you.
That was what Mary did. Beyond serving or servicing the master she SAT AT THE LORD’S FEET LISTENING…….This is the height of the service he really wants. Friends, are we still listening to the Lord?
When last did you sit at the Lord’s feet?
Or are you like Martha who have opened your home and have said to him let me do what I think is important?
Martha had no understanding of Rev 3:20. He want to tell her something but she wasn’t listening. She was simply busy.
See her reaction to someone who had an understanding of Rev 3:20 in the latter part of Vs 40:
Lord (she still calls him Lord), don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me.
Hmmm, who gave you the work that has so taken up you that you cannot sit and listen to the Lord? Martha had formed A work she now calls THE work. Afterall it isn’t Mary’s responsibility to help with the work….It is the Lord’s.
Mary was busy with the work and indeed she had no reason to complain of doing it all alone, because it was the Lord that was helping her. See Rev 3:20 again and again.
Jesus summarises the matter. Martha, that isn’t why I came into your home. Jenom that wasn’t the reason I came into your home. I wanted fellowship. I wanted to tell you so much, but you have become DISTRACTED.
No one can ever take away time spent with the lord. That is where we hear his heart, when we eat with him and him with us.
We save our self a lot of trouble when we choose to sit at the lord’s feet and listen to what he has to say.
Do you know what God has to say?
It is only when beyond opening the door of your home you intentionally sit at the lord’s feet and listen.
A troubled and busy and unsettled heart cannot hear god, even though the door is opened.
Martha didn’t hear what the lord had to say even though she was the one that opened the door of her home.
Beyond opening your heart to receive Jesus and his word, choose to listen to what he has to say. This is eternal.
God bless us all.
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