I read the following recently,/ It is easier to speak to God,than it is to listen to God/.I think on the whole that is true,although some people find it hard to
pray,but it is true that we may find it hard to listen to God, yet for all of us
it is of vital importance to listen to God.When Stephen preached to the
Sanhedrin, in Acts 7,there came a point when they covered their ears,they
didn't want to hear,what God was saying,through His servant Stephen.In the
book of Revelation,in chapters 2-3, we read the following,/He who has an ear,let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches/.Why was it necessary
for this to be said?,because the Lord was challenging, practises,attitudes,that were wrong.Why do you think the prophets were persecuted, and slain by those who professed to be the people of God.Jeremiah was warned by God,that his fellow Israelites would fight against him?.Ezekiel was told that
the people he was being sent to[Israel],were rebellious,obstinate, stubborn,
and so we could go.People often say what about those who have never heard the gospel,I think the difficulty is not that they have never heard,but
they are not listening.The challenge for all of us is to listen,to Gods voice, listen to his promises,to His words of challenge,to his rebukes ,to listen.
Dear God help us listen to your voice today,in Jesus name Amen.