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Sunday, September 7, 2008

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts...

Today's Psalm and the readings ask us to listen; we are to listen to God who speaks to us in our hearts. We are also to listen to those who speak in the name of the Lord; we are to listen and love.
Psalm 95 tells us to sing joyfully to the Lord; to come into his presence with thanksgiving; to bow down in worship and kneel before the Lord who made us. "For he is our God, and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides. O that today you would hear his voice..."
To listen to the gentle voice of the God of love we need to be quiet. It is not an easy thing today to be quiet when we live with others who are addicted to having television at all hours, who have cell phones that ring loudly and then result in conversations all over the house, to have radios, etc. We live in an age of technology, but have we lost our capacity for sitting in silence before God? Let us take time to listen to him today and harden not our hearts...he may also be speaking to us in many ways even in the midst of noise, but I know that I hear him best in the peaceful silence of my room where he waits for me to listen to him.

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