Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
(Revelation 3:6 (NIV))
Have you been hearing some strange things lately?
That may sound like a very unusual question, but if you love the world, your hearing may be dulled. You may not be in-tune to what the Spirit is saying during these times in which we live. Logically, the next thing that needs to be brought up is another question.
Do you believe that the Spirit of God is saying anything to the churches today?
Do you hear the Spirit saying that the world is calling good, evil and evil is being called good?
Do you hear the Spirit saying that people have become lovers of self?
Do you hear the Spirit saying that you have left your first love or that you have become lukewarm?
It hurts when you ask things like this of yourself, but this is where the Spirit works. God calls us as individuals. He looks at our sins as individuals. He looks at our hearts as individuals, but when you are associated with others who are like-minded in sin, then the Spirit speaks differently. Just as He spoke to the seven churches as groups, the Spirit is speaking to us today as groups. He is also speaking to us as individuals. We must hear the Spirit and learn to respond to the Spirit. He may be calling us as individuals out of an existing situation into a new situation and direction if we can only hear what the Spirit is saying. The Spirit is trying to lead if we could and would only listen.
Are you able to hear?