The Victorious

First out of bed and before my coffee I was praying. Praying for some of those unspoken specifics listed at PFT. Click HERE to go there.

And then I read my Journey. Some of the very words I had written to ABBA were there on the page; the very circumstance was there on the page.  HE cares, He is listening. Oh, that we would learn to listen.

He speaks to us.

But often we do not hear. We hear not because we are dull of hearing. We are dull of hearing because we have talked, railed, complained and moaned for so long without listening. Without reading His Word, without obeying His Word.

But this is not so with the victorious. They have troubles. They have circumstances abundantly adverse and yet they are not defeated.

Why?

Because they listen. They seek to hear Him. They seek to obey Him.

There is someone close, very close who demonstrates this to me.  When she is assailed with her own flesh or the wicked enemy, she goes to ABBA, not to rail and complain and moan but to listen. She puts the opposition to silence (even her own flesh) by picking up her Bible and opening it for ABBA’s voice. She says He never fails to speak when she shuts up to listen and obey.

My earthly father’s favorite song was Trust and Obey – for there’s no other way to be happy in JESUS but to trust and obey. 

Trust and obey. Said another way – Learning to Listen. 

Isaiah 30: 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
via Isaiah 30 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com.

And when you are blessed enough to hear, let not fickle, unfaithful emotions turn you from what you have heard.  WALK what you heard.

Joyce Meyer said something like this: You have to DO what is RIGHT even when doing what is right still FEELS Wrong.

Isaiah 30:15 For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing, via Isaiah 30 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com.

Learning,
Kathie

Melinda has pneumonia, unable to see her sister Betty because of it — both dear women are depending on our prayers.

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