Sunday, January 25, 2009

HEARING EARS & SEEING EYES

Over and over again, in the four gospels, Jesus himself tells his disciples to have ears to hear and eyes to see.

In John 10 Jesus is talking to His disciples about being His sheep and His being their
Shepherd. Then in John 10:4 He says: "And when he putteth forth his own sheep,
he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for theyknow not the voice of strangers."

As we enter this period in our country, and in our world, of so much change & uncertainity I feel the Lord is telling us, as Christians, to be alert . To use our ears to really hear, and use our eyes to really see, what is going on around us and what the Spirit of God is truly saying, and showing, each of us.

  • Whether it is the President, or anyone of his cabinet, or a spokeman for him.

  • Whether it is your Governor of any spokesman for them.

  • Whether it is a congressman, or a senator, on the national or state level.

  • Whether it is a corporate leader, or a business owner.

  • Whether it is someone speaking for the medical profession.

  • Whether it is your local school board.

  • Whether it is your city councilor.

  • Whether it is your local Pastor or any pastor or spokes person who claims to speak for God.

On the last one we know that if what is being said cannot be supported by Scripture then it is to be doubted and checked out.


We truly must listen and watch what is going on around us and being told to us.


As I posted in the previous post I am totally and utterly disheartened that one of Obama's first acts in govering is to reverse the abortion fund policy. I, for one, and I KNOW I am not alone, cannot understand how one can claim to be a Christian and stand for and support abortion. Supply of funding for abortions is certainly supporting abortion.

I am praying for President Obama daily, as we are instructed to do. I am praying for the Peace of Jeresulem daily, as we are instructed to do. I am also keeping my ears and my eyes open. I am praying that each and every one of us do that.

WILL YOU JOIN ME?

Having said all this.....one thing I know for sure.......God is in control...

we have nothing to fear if we stay under HIS covering and protection.

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9 comments:

Betty said...

I will be praying for your country!

Mari said...

This is a really good post, Susan. We really do need to be paying attention and not just believing and taking in what we are told. I have a real problem with a Christian supporting abortion as well. I will join you in praying.

Brenda said...

Oh yes! 'The Lord's hand is not too short that He cannot save'. My prayers are that President Obama's ears become dull to the advise of his counselors and sharp to the voice of the Lord, no matter how the Lord has to accomplish it.

Jenileigh said...

Wise words.

Edge of Design said...

Well said!

Me Maw said...

Good morning Susan, thanks for coming over and visiting my blog this early morning...it's such a blessing to me to find someone who appreciates the writings of Hannah Hurnnard the way that I do too. I have read most of her books...she is another author, that to read her biography, helps to understand her books.

I too am dismayed about the decision Obama came to concerning the funding for abortions. It was expected though, we knew he would.

And yes, our only recourse as christians is just to pray, pray, pray.

blessing my friend,
MeMaw

Tina said...

Yes, I keep reminding myself that God is in control. Things are very scary and I too was sooo sad and disheartened by what Obama did. We all knew it was coming, but the reality of it is still sinking in. Now I am totally committed to praying for him and all the senators, etc to repent and turn to God. Also praying for the church that has fallen asleep I think. I think God is using this as a wake up call for us all!! May we all wake up and be ever watching and praying!!! Love you Susan!

diana said...

great post, susan.

i have come to praying for obama daily, too. i pray that his ears, heart, and mind be open to God and the pro-life voices of america.

Momma Roar said...

Yes, God is in control and that certainly doesn't mean we can just sit back and watch it all unfold. We must be diligent to be aware of what is going on and be praying!!