“Ezra had committed himself to studying the Revelation of God, to living it, and to teaching Israel to live its truths and ways…Everything the God-of-Heaven requires for The Temple of God must be given without hesitation…My God was on my side and I was ready to go. And I organized all the leaders of Israel to go with me.” Ezra 7:7,23&28MSG
Am I committed to studying and living the Revelation of God…asking Him to reveal Himself to me and being obedient to follow, without hesitation?
What causes my hesitation?
Maybe it is forgetting that God can use me for His greater plan, for His purposes…sometimes it is too much for me to fathom. Especially when I don’t always see an outcome and I may never see one this side of Heaven…or do I not have faith in what God can do through me? I think about the lives that can be changed because of my obedience. I also think about times of frustration when I am left wondering about the difference I made. But, maybe sometimes the person He wants to change is me.
Dear Jesus, I am in awe and humbled that you would speak to me. Help me to take the time to be quiet and listen for your voice, even in the midst of the noises around me. Your voice is what I want to be loudest above all the others. I anxiously await your return…“The seventh Angel trumpeted. A crescendo of voices in Heaven sang out, The kingdom of the world is now the kingdom of our God and his Messiah! He will rule forever and ever!The Twenty-four Elders seated before God on their thrones fell to their knees, worshiped, and sang, We thank you, O God, Sovereign-Strong, Who Is and Who Was. You took your great power and took over – reigned!” Revelation 11:15-16MSG. Amen
2 responses to “Ezra 5,6,7; Revelation 11”
“Maybe sometimes the person he wants to change is me.” Yes! I get that (for myself, not you!). Sometimes the stuff I go through, I wonder about the why of it all, but if I walk through it and out of it different than how I entered, I have to think that counts!
I’m just in awe that He speaks to me! Even His corrections remind me how close He is to me and how much I mean to Him. The thought reduces me to putty in His hands.