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Hearing is…

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pitcher of flowers pixa x     The old saying ‘seeing is believing’ is no longer true in our day – with computer generated everything, models transformed from their already lovely selves into unreal works someone believes beauty to be, and with deceit the ‘go to’ marketing ploy – seeing is not believing.

But hearing is blessing “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” (Revelation 1:3 NIV)

In our noisy world we hear a lot these days. So many voices convincing us that we ‘deserve’ this, or that tolerance of evil is compassion, or that outright lies are truth. It’s like the wizard in Oz: ‘Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain’ – pay no attention to truth that sets you free.

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Only in hearing Him can we find what we need. We think we have many needs, but we have only One – His blessing. With that, whether good things happen or grief things happen, we can be sure He holds us through it all. He tells us He blesses us: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3 NIV)

Catch that? Not that He will bless us, that He has and does. I can Live Brave if I can grasp: day in and day out my Father withholds no good thing from me – because someday, forever will be where I am and eternity has no bad things. This is a truth I need to hear and I need to share.

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“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” (Psalm 84:11 NIV) I’m not blameless, I blow it everyday, but when my Father sees me, He sees the blameless One who shed His blood for me so that my walk can be blameless…

Without His blessing we have nothing but what the world has to offer, what we can grab. Looking around I don’t think that’s working out too well. Hearing is blessing, take it to heart…

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6 thoughts on “Hearing is…

  1. So timely! I was just sharing with a friend going through a difficult time in her marriage that she needed to stay in the word to stay in the truth! She’s seeking counsel and advice from so many people…in the word, in the word, there will be truth undeniable. The lies satan will be throwing at her need to be soaked over and over by the freeing truth of God’s word. Thank you for writing!

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    • Thank you for sharing, I will lift up your friend, so cool to have people we don’t even know pray for us! Have your friend check Encouragement Café, all the posts this week are about marriage, she’ll be encouraged. Blessings to you as you walk through this with your friend…

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  2. Paris- I was just reading with my daughter today about how God is the God of all truth. It is so wonderful we can trust Him to always lead us in His way of Truth! Thanks Paris!

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  3. “Without His blessing we have nothing but what the world has to offer.” So true! I am so thankful to God that He revealed to us His truth and that we don’t have to live with what the world has to offer (which is pretty much empty and meaningless). Thank you for your words! God bless!

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