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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Please Do Not Disturb!

My wife and I have recently returned from a trip upcountry. It was a very enjoyable but intensive four days, so on the way back we booked in at a hotel. This was for three nights of unaccustomed luxury for rest and relaxation. Unfortunately I developed a tummy bug on the way there and really needed the rest. To make sure I was able to relax fully I selected a notice to hang on the bedroom door - “Please do not disturb!”

Recently, a friend of ours told us how a new neighbour was in raptures of how he had been so greatly blessed at several Christian meetings. The friend remarked that he thought it all a bit way out and anyway he was a Methodist and "that's not how we do things!" Someone else referred to one of her friends who enthused about a book she had read that had really touched her and recommended she should read it. She replied that she was an Anglican (Episcopalian) and it wasn't for her.

Now, It's not for me to point the finger or say where I think they are with God. That's their business. But what about me? I want to be discerning and open to what God has for me. But I need to be careful that I'm not closed and wearing a “Do not Disturb” label.

It's so easy to stick with the status quo and stay with what we are familiar with. When we feel challenged we may give a reason or even quote a verse of scripture to justify our stance. But if God can use a donkey to speak to someone, I'm sure he can use whatever or whoever to bring a word to me to try and move me on into His will and blessing for me.

There is always more, but do we really want it - Him! Are we open?

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34

3 comments :

  1. Mike said...

    Such a challenge! Learning to hear His voice in the midst of our discomfort and unfamiliarity is the hard thing :)

  2. wayfarerjon said...

    You are right Mike, I hadn't thought of that.

    Yes, I was in extreme discomfort so it was just blind faith as I lay there. It was almost as if God knew I needed the rest and also knew that in my heart I wanted to go sightseeing. Strange thing was, ony the morning of departure I felt absolutely fine and the drive homewas a breeze!

  3. Tamela's Place said...

    the more we get to know God the deeper He gets.. so i will do my best to stay open to whatever God might want to use to teach me a few things. Just when we think we know it all is when we need to take heed lest we fall.


    Great post :)