Do your listen to Jesus?

17:05 Matthew “While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”” (NIV)

Transfiguration. The time when Jesus was seen with Moses and Elijah in the brightness of His glory. Only a few disciples saw it. They were fearful. They did not know what to do. They heard the voice of God. They knew that this was an awesome experience. The value to us is to follow God’s instruction… “Listen to him!” We hear sermons, Christian songs, Bible verses, etc. but are we truly trying to ‘listen’ to what Jesus is saying to us TODAY! That is our call… listen to the voice of Jesus calling…then doing what He asks of us! What an exciting life we can have if we listen to Him!

Please send on the link to this blog post or copy into an email this verse to close family, friends, and co-workers in His kingdom’s mission. Ask if they have a hearing problem OR if it is a listening problem. Ask how that affects their relationships with others… and with Jesus. Let them know that we all get caught up with the noise and distracting statements around us. Tell them that is why we all need to spend time in the Bible to quietly hear the voice of Jesus through His Word. Pray that He speaks to your heart today. Next, Take Time For God’s Word at 17:05 (5:05 pm) and as you listen carefully to someone speaking, then think about this verse. On most cell phones you can record voice memos. Just open that app and click ‘Record’. Repeat this whole verse twice. Save it with the title ‘17:05 “Listen to him!” ‘. Then you can play it back when you are in the car or sitting at home. It helps to hear your own voice (yes, that is what you sound like). Listen to it often. Let it become part of your memory and focus on listening to Him daily!

Please pray for all of the seminaries and places for training up the next generation of clergy and ministers. The shortage of trained pastors grows more noticeable each year. More are retiring or dying than we are training and ordaining into the ministry. It comes at a time when our country and our world needs the Gospel more now than ever. Support these colleges or universities. Give if you can. Encourage young people to consider prayerfully to serve others in this way. What a blessing they will be. What great blessings they will receive. Pass it on as you listen to His will and then share His love with others.

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