I was reminded this week of the importance of caring enough for my wife that I need to be listening to her – really listen. There is so much more peace in our home and I am such a hero when I do, that I cannot understand why I am not an expert on such matters by now.
to my instructions,
and you will be wise. – Proverbs 8:33 CEV
The same can be said of my relationship with God. Listening means spending time with God. I believe I have shared this before, but I believe God’s love language is – time. It is when I stop spending time with Him that other voices have an opportunity of creeping in and messing with my mind. Voices that even go so far as challenging the authenticity of my relationship with God.
Why do we humans mean anything
to you, our Lord?
Why do you care about us? – Psalm 144:3 CEV
Ann-Marie and I went to visit a new couple from our church this week. We wanted to call them and drop in and thought it might be too soon for that. What a joy to be invited two hours later by them! We talked all night about our relationship with God and how He has woven our faith from experiences gone by. Sometimes caring is exactly that – spending time with others, hearing their voice, celebrating new friendships.
Take care of God’s needy people and welcome strangers into your home. – Romans 12:13 CEV
Father, I know in my head that You care for me, from time to time I wonder why You or any one else would matter to care. As the evil one may want to take Your care away from me, allow me to practice to care for others, to listen well, to spend time with You so that I might be equipped, ready to accept the invitation from You or someone else to care for them in their moment of need. There are not enough praise words in our language to speak to Your love for me. I know how much You care – enough for a cross, a death, a burial and the joy of my heart – a resurrection. Thank you Lord. Amen.