Following on from yesterday’s reflection….
After a time of reverent silence it is important to reflect upon what God might be speaking into our minds and hearts. In saying this it is equally important to be careful in doing this, because it is possible to hear what we want to hear and to say that it is what God is saying when it is just our own thoughts and what we want to hear.
For example, I once spoke to a person who said to me that they thought they should leave their spouse because they wanted something else. Their justification was, “God told me.”
By listening I mean be open to those leadings that could be God’s guidance as thoughts and reflections develop when we are in God’s presence.
I write these thoughts down and then act on them slowly. Why slowly? I don’t have a direct phone line to God where I hear His voice clearly. I could be wrong and decide something that causes damage to me or to other people’s lives.
Some people fall into the trap of not listening for God’s voice at all. God wants us to live with an ear open to Him.
ACTION: Today as you sit before God really listen to Him.
GOSPEL READING: John 7: 40-53
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