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Monday, February 22, 2016

God Speaks

Scripture Reading: John  12:27-36

Scripture Focus:
“Put your trust in the light while you have it,
so you may become sons of the light.”
John 12:36a (NIV)

            The voice of God spoke. Some in the crowd thought it thundered; others said it was the voice an angel.

            In my allied reading, Barclays Daily Study Bible-the Book of John volume 2, I read that in Old Testament days God spoke to people who faced trying times. New Testament people seemed to get away from that belief. He ends the section with this statement:
            “Our trouble is not that God does not speak, but that we do not listen.”
            My thought after I read this was, “How true!”
I shared this lengthy passage from Barclay with two of my friends. One of them pointed out that we sometimes have the habit of giving something to God and taking it back. Then we repeat the process several times. Give and take back. Again, we repeat the process until we are weary.
            When will we learn to listen?
            Maybe this giving and taking back is something we need to fast as a part of our Lenten practices.
>Personal Update: I was released from in-home therapy last Thursday. In addition, Hubby checked me out in driving both cars. I drove to Kmart and stopped at CVS on my way home. I drove solo to church yesterday. I had a few errands to run this morning. People are glad to see me out and about. I am almost back to my active self. I will try to return to my three day a week posting schedule.


  1. Listening to Him is a big part of the equation, isn't it? Thanks for the reminder. Glad you are getting back to normal!

    1. Karen: I have found listening and being open to what He tells us help form us into what He wants us to be. Some friends and I attended a revival last week. Our pastor was the evangelist. I believe that some good things that honor Christ will come out of those meetings. Blessings to you and yours.

  2. I am guilty of this, especially giving him my cares and concerns, then taking them back.

    So happy you are back to driving! Free at last!

    1. We went to the grocery store today, my first time since I fell. As I was standing in the check-out line, I realized I need to take some Advil before we do anything that requires a lot of walking. Lesson learned.

  3. So happy to hear you are back "on the road again", but trying not to overdo it. Yes, we often play "give and take" with God. Thankfully He is very patient and understanding of His sheep. Praise God!

    1. Pam: Thank you for your kind comments. Today was a day I slept in--a dark and rainy day. I like your term for the repeated give and take of our concerns. Blessings to you and yours.


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