It’s All About the Relationship ~ Are you really listening ~ don’t you hear me?

Discerning the Deafness

Discerning the Deafness

On October 13, 1982 my dearest childhood friend gave me a copy of Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost for His Highest. Until today, I didn’t remember that gift. Being an avid reader, I know upon receipt of this gift, I read the book. But for some reason, at that time, it had not struck me as remarkable. Being a lover of books, and since this was a gift from a very special friend, I had kept it all these years. But today, when I discovered this book ~ this newfound treasure, it really perplexed me that I had not remembered this gift, nor these words.

My dilemma might be better understood if you knew that just last year my daughter gave me a copy of this same book to read. As I read the words of Oswald Chambers there was an immediate connection to his words and his message. Today, apart from the Bible, it is one my favorite books. So why had I not connected with the original gift of My Utmost? Why were these words which so absolutely meaningful to me today, not even remarkable years ago? As I pondered this perplexity a few things reasons crossed my mind: (1) My life was not quite so hectic, (no small children) and I had finally learned how to rest, temporally and spiritually. (2) I had spiritually matured ~ a lot ~ abundantly. (3) My ears could now ear and discern the words of Oswald Chambers.

This revelation drew me to the following scriptures, and aroused in me a discerning and concerning question ~ When will our ears hear ~ Our Lord is talking. ~Amen :Y

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mathew 11:15)
“He who has ears, let him hear.” (Mathew 13:9)
… (let the reader understand). (Mathew 24:15)
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4:9)
“If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4:23)
“And he said them, “Pay attention to what you hear with the measure you use, it will be measure to you, and still more will be added to you.” (Mark 4:24)
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Luke 8:8)
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Luke 14:35
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ( Revelation 2:7)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 2:11)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 2:17)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit say to the churches.” (Revelation 2:29)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:6)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:13)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit say to the churches.” (Revelation 3:22)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:29)

Blessed heavenly Father, thank you for waiting so patiently for me to slow down and find my rest in you. I sometimes struggle, in great disappointment, that it took me so long to hear and appreciate the richness of your words. I know how much I missed. I am so grateful that you opened my ears to hear and for your precious patience in waiting, for me to catch up. Thank you for your many revelations. ~ Amen: Y

4 thoughts on “It’s All About the Relationship ~ Are you really listening ~ don’t you hear me?

  1. I’m so grateful our Heavenly Father meets us where we are. He catches us up to Him. I, too, feel like I missed so much all those years I didn’t listen to Him, but I hear Him now and that’s what matters.

    Thank you so much for this truly beautiful post and for the scriptures. Thank you also for sharing your prayer. I needed this tonight!

  2. Lovely post. Amazing how differently we see and hear things when we allow our eyes to see and our ears to hear what the Lord is trying to teach us!

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