Monday, February 4, 2008

Listen and Learn!

“Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say. When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and harrowing the soil? When he has leveled the surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot and spelt in its field? His God instructs him and teaches him the right way.” Isaiah 28:23-26 NIV

Does the farmer plow continually? No! He has more work to do than that. There are steps he must follow in order to produce a crop. What is my work? What are the steps I must follow in order to complete that work? I’m not sure I know completely, yet. Write. But is there more to my work than writing? Just as God instructs the farmer and teaches him the right way to do his work, I know that God is instructing and showing me. Although the farmer may know the end result of his work—a crop of grains to harvest and turn into bread—I don’t need to know the end of mine. All I need to know is each step as it comes and to trust God that he is leading me.

Lord, please keep my eyes, ears and heart open to knowing when to stop one phase of my work and move on to the next. Keep me listening wholly to you and none other.

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