Keep listening, my friend, and you will hear

This post was originally published on September 14, 2013.

Valentine

I love this verse:

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.”

—Psalm 32:8

It’s on my list right now of verses to review every morning. As I reviewed it just now, I realized how much it touches my emotional center. And I think it has for a while.

It’s like an intimate word from a parent, or even a lover.

Something only someone who knows me at my deepest, truest, most vulnerable level can know to say.

And say it in a way that escorts its message past all the filters and straight to my heart.

Here’s the truth that came to me as I thought over the verse this morning:

God has a different word for each of us that touches us in the way this verse touches me.

This particular verse may be encouraging to you. Or enlightening. Or comforting. Or whatever.

But your emotional response to it may not be what I’m experiencing right now.

However, there may be a verse—a word from your Father in heaven—that already DOES strike that chord in you. That DOES touch that deepest, most significant, truest part of you.

But there may not be yet, because that word may not have been spoken to you yet.

Or you may not have heard it yet. (Being spoken to and hearing are two distinctly different things.)

But I assure you there is a word, a message from God, that he is speaking to you and to no one else. Even if it’s the same verse, it’s not the same word.

Keep listening, my friend, and you will hear.

And you will be touched by the God of the Universe, who loves you with all his heart.

Photo Credit: Valentine by Lee Gonzalez Photography on Flickr
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