Listen. And dwell.

During my morning walk, my phone dinged to announce the Verse of the Day on my Bible app. I took a quick glance at it.

Psalm 28:7. Hmm. These are words I could use in a Dwelling post on my blog, I thought.

When I was home again, I sat down to write.  

But when I opened my Bible to review the verse and write a blog, I unconsciously reversed the numbers in the Scripture reference. Instead of Psalm 28:7, the Verse of the Day, I opened my Bible to Psalm 27:8. 

And here is what I read:

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”

How could I possibly resist or ignore Him? Instead of jumping into composing a new blog, my Lord and I talked.

We dwell in His shelter when our hearts hear His constant invitation to come and talk—and we respond and go to Him.

I have to confess that I don’t always react in this way. Sometimes I hear Him but I ignore His invitation and go running off, doing or thinking something else. Or sometimes I even give Him excuses. “Yes, Lord, I want to talk with You—but first I have to make this one phone call.” Or run to the store for a few things. Or check my email.  

Listen today, and you will hear Him say, “Come and talk with me.”

Dwell in His shelter. Those who live there find rest.

Let your heart say, “Lord, I’m coming.” And go, talk with Him. Don’t dawdle. Run!

Father, Lord Jesus, and Guiding Spirit, my heart hears You. I’m coming!



2 thoughts on “Listen. And dwell.

  1. Thank you for the important reminder to listen for His voice and to respond, tuning out the ever-present distractions!

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