Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Part

Just a week and a half into this New Year ... and I need to be refreshed already, reminded again, with my word. My word for the year ... Listen. And to make sure that I listen to the One.

For it matters who we listen to. Listening to Him above all the other voices around me, and in the midst of all that is going on around me. The louder the noise of life, the more I need to listen to the One.

And as I listen to Him, abide in Him, I can boldly follow, with confidence.

(Photo Source: Dreamstime)

Taking the next step, even though the end is not in sight. Just one step at a time ... following, listening. Always praying. And always trusting, with confidence. 

"I pray that God, the source of hope,
 will fill you completely with joy and peace 
because you trust in Him. 
Then you will overflow with confident hope 
through the power of the Holy Spirit."  
(Romans 15:13)

My part ... the listening, every day, all the day ... the daily all-through-the day habit, my life.  And the following. Boldly following whatever He says. Wherever He leads. 

His part ... the empowering, the giving of all that is needed. All that I need to confidently follow each step ... each day. 

"I pray that from His glorious, 
unlimited resources 
He will empower you with inner strength
 through His Spirit." 
(Ephesians 3:16)

Thank You, Lord, for reminding me to do my part ... and to trust You with Yours.





7 comments:

  1. Beautiful meditation on listening.

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  2. The more confident we are that it's his voice we're hearing, the more bold we are in our obedience. You are so right that we need to make sure we're listening to the One. Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts.

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  3. Cherry...the more we stop and realize how loud our lives are getting, is when we need a dose of quietness and then His Word is able to penetrate and stay.

    blessings....M.

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  4. 'For it matters who we listen to. Listening to Him above all the other voices around me, and in the midst of all that is going on around me. The louder the noise of life, the more I need to listen to the One.'

    thanks dear friend, this is so, so good. You are such a treasure and encouragement to me. Phil. 1:3 for sure with you!

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  5. The next step. The One step. Love this. I'm serious, do you paint as a hobby? :) You do with words, Cherry. So blessed to have you jamming.

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  6. Listening every day, all day....yes, that is something I am retraining myself do. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. hello dear cherry.... i found this post so tender. i need to listen more. thank you for this beautiful challenge. and i hope you might link up with imperfect prose, sometime... i'm so glad you posted a comment, friend, so i could find you. xo

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