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The Best Position

When you are attending a concert or watching a film, you like to get into the best position. You want to be able to hear. You want to be able to see. You aren’t too happy when the largest person in the place is seated right in front of you. You don’t like when you have to watch the entire football game on the big screen because from your seats the players look like ants.

In Habakkuk 2:1, he says that he is going to climb up to the watchtower. He was going up there to wait on the Lord. When he went up there, he was in the best position to wait for what God had to say in response.

You aim to get in the best position at a concert or sporting event. You aim to get in the best position in line to get the new product faster. Do you aim to be in the best position to hear what God has to say? Are you in the best position now?

“I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the LORD says and how he will answer my complaint.” – Habakkuk 2:1 [NLT]

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Bends Down

There was a time when it was very easy for me to bend down. After years of working in nursing and as the Rheumatoid Arthritis has become burdensome, my knees and back are not fond of the process of bending over. But still we bend over. We bend over when we need to pick up something we dropped. We bend over when we want to reach to clean something that is low to the ground. We bend over when we want to pet our furry friends. We bend over when we play with the little blessings God has put in our life.

The Psalmist wrote that God “bends down to listen.” Consider this. God bends down to listen. He wants to listen to you. He wants you to speak to him. He bends down to listen. He bends down to hear what you have to say to him. He cares that much. He loves you that much.

Do you pray as if God is truly listening; as if he is bending down to hear you? Or do you pray as if you are simply reading off a list? Today when you speak with God, remember that he is listening. The Psalmist wrote that he would “pray as long as I have breath.” Why? Because he knew God was listening. Because he was so grateful that we have a God who listens to everything and who cares for each one of us. He’s bending down for you. Speak.

“Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” – Psalm 116:2 [NLT]

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Do You Have Heart

God’s word speaks a lot about obedience. We aren’t too fond of the “O” word. In Deuteronomy 4, we see everything listed for us. This passages says “hear the decrees and laws…. follow them… do not add… do not subtract from it… watch ourselves so that you do not forget… teach them to their children” (Deuteronomy 4:1-9 NIV).

As I was reading this passage today, I thought of HEART. We need to have a heart devoted to God, a heart for God, a love for God, that will cause us to do as this passage says. Deuteronomy 4:29 says, “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul” (NIV). It all comes down to heart.

Having a relationship with God is not simply knowing what God’s word says, but doing what His word commands. Yes, the “O” word.

Do you have HEART?

  • Hear (Listen)
  • Ensue (Follow/Obey)
  • Arithmetic (Don’t add or subtract)
  • Remember (Keep it in your heart and head)
  • Teach (Teach your children/others)