“Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.“….Don’t we all have ears that hear? The truth is…….some of us hear better than others. Some people who listen to Jesus are just curious…..but many truly want to learn and grow. Here is the good news: If you are honestly seeking Jesus, indeed God, in your life…..He is here with open arms to meet you and He you will be blessed with spiritual ears to hear!
Mark 4:9 (TNIV)
9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.“
Jesus’ words, like the farmer’s seed, fell on different types of hearts.
— Those who truly heard and understood would become his followers.
— Those who were not ready for Jesus would not understand his words. Those who would lose interest, and finally would either fade away or become his enemies (like most of the religious leaders).
Do you want a deeper spiritual understanding about this life we live in? Jesus wasn’t talking about the act of simply hearing his words with our ears. He was speaking of a deeper kind of listening with the mind and heart that is necessary in order to gain spiritual understanding.
God, indeed Jesus, speaks to us through His Words……..and as we become closer in relationship with Him….we will be able to hear His still small and quiet voice in our heart.
We often look for God only in something big (rallies, churches, conferences, famous Christian leaders) but as you get to know Him, be careful……you may miss him, because Again, He is often found gently whispering in the quietness of a humbled heart. Are you listening for God?
1 Kings 19:12-13 (TNIV)
12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
To hear Jesus’ words is to believe them and to use them immediately in our decisions and attitudes surrounding our lives…..in fact, we should base our life on them if we want to find TRUE fulfillment and joy in life. His Words are all encompassing! Base your recreation, your work, your family plans, your finances, schooling and yes, even your voting, praying and singing on Jesus’ Words.
What is Jesus saying to you?