Learn to Listen!

Genesis 11:31 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. 
32 So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.

Terah, Abram’s father and Lot’s grandfather, took them from Ur of the Chaldeans to live in Canaan and they lived in Haran. That is, until Terah died.

Genesis 12:1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

This was a time when there were no TV’s no traffic, no cell phones, entertainment consisted of watching the sparks rise up from a fire in the wilderness, and watching the stars move across the skies. People actually listened to the thoughts that passed through their heads, and I am certain that this is what Abram was doing when HaShem spoke to Him.

Where many of us are so intent on what is going on around us, we for the most part, do not listen to the thoughts we have in our minds, or the dialogue that goes on there, because of distractions. But a person who has learned to listen to that small still voice, will have an opportunity to develop a super natural relationship with YHWH God.

So, let’s look at what transpires between YHWH God, and Abram.

HaShem spoke to Him and said “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.” (Vs 1)

And Abram obeyed God, leaving his home in Canaan. Then God said, “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.”  (Vs 2)

Be mindful of the fact, that YHWH God made this promise to a man whom He knew would do what He said. God Knew that He would take His flocks and depart Canaan.

And because YHWH God had found a man who would listen, He further promised, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

And so, the odyssey begins with a promise, and we will see the unfolding of all that YHWH God Promised Abram in the chapters that follow, as well as a vivid painting of Abraham’s desire to follow after this supernatural voice in His head. For all of us come out of Abraham’s seed and are descended from God’s chosen vessel.

This means that we have it in us to hear the same voice that Abraham heard! If we dare to listen to it, rather than the TV, or the traffic. If we can learn to value our thoughts, rather than the din of this life and the world around us, perhaps then we may hear Him speak to us.

Thus, “Be still, and know that I am God;” begins to make sense. (Psalms 46:10)

But in order to establish the lines of communication requires of us a willingness to practice listening and it will come. Learn to Meditate, as well as pray. For these two go hand in hand.

Back in the 70’s I took a course in meditation from a Man who was a former Baptist minister. And as I began to put into practice what He taught me, Yahshua Christ began to talk to me, and I began to have visions, and vivid dreams.

For me the relationship began there, even before I fully understood the gospel.

So, what I am saying to you is that we should find a way to be quiet, and draw near to Him, and at the very least avail ourselves to the possibility of having that relationship that our Spirit is crying out for.

Simply begin to sit and listen to your thoughts combined with reading the scriptures first, considering what we have read. Let that dialogue begin the process of hearing His voice. Turn off your phone, TV, and hang a do not disturb sign on your door. And create that special time to meet with your maker and savior.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 
He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
(John 16:13, 14)

Learn to listen, for as surely as He has spoken to Abraham He will speak to us!

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

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