Listening and Speaking to the Lord
Read Revelation 2-3. Are we a Spiritual House where Christ would hear us say to Him...“Welcome Home”? Are we listening to the Lord and do we welcome Him into our midst?
In Revelation chapter 2 and 3 the Lord addresses seven churches. In each of the letters to the seven churches, God identifies Himself, He defines a problem, and He issues a rebuke (with a challenge and counsel). God follows this with a promise and then ends with an admonition: Listen: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." How are your ears tuned? What is your source of counsel and advice for your life and in whom do you trust to guide you? In an election year, you are going to hear constant banter about your vote. I pray that we may all listen carefully to the Spirit and may we always welcome His presence. The seven churches each received different instruction from God and each of us can gain great insight if we will have ears to hear and offers words of welcome.