Good morning people with a listening ear
There’s an interesting verse in Micah where the prophet is speaking to a stubborn and rebellious people (obviously not like any of us). Instead of them wanting to hear from God, the prophet says these people would like a prophet to speak what they want to hear.
Micah 2:11 If a liar and deceiver comes and says “I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,” he would be just the prophet for this people!
You may not want a prophecy for more wine and beer but maybe something else comes to mind that you want. Here’s a question for all of us; do we want to hear what God wants to say or do we want to hear what we want to hear? Many read the Word of God or seek a word of prophecy to confirm what they want to do or what they are already doing. Do we truly echo the words of Jesus, “Not my will but yours be done”? Do we want to hear what is on God’s heart for us even if that means we need to change? Or do we take the Word of God and see how we can make it confirm what we are already doing? Do we manage the Word of God down to suit our own desires?
Sometimes people pray for God to speak and give direction but they do it with their minds already made up. God doesn’t want to speak to keep us comfortable with where we are at. God wants to speak words that will stir our faith, change our hearts and our lives, reveal His desire for us; God wants to speak a word that results in life transformation; life change.
We want to hear what’s on your heart today Lord.