“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” – Jeremiah 33:3
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Jeremiah 33-36
As I was talking with a colleague in ministry earlier this week, I felt God laying this question on my heart: Who are you listening to?
It would seem that in these uncertain times and information age with various forms of media readily available at our fingertips, all of us are listening to someone. Maybe you are listening to government officials…or medical experts…or community leadership…or news anchors…or the random person on Facebook. Who are you listening to?
When Jeremiah found himself locked in confinement, he received a message from God: “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Imagine what God might be wanting to say to us today if we are willing to listen. God spoke to Jeremiah of healing (v. 6), rebuilding (v. 7), and cleansing (v. 8). God spoke to Jeremiah about restoration, hope, and prosperity. What might God be trying to say to you?
I have realized over the last 10 days that I have been listening to the wrong voices. I have been listening too much to the voices on social media, the voices on the TV, and the voice of criticism in my own head. It’s time for me — and for all of us — to start listening more to God, who wants to tell us the great things that we may not have known. Are you ready to listen?
Have a great weekend and I look forward to being with you in worship online beginning Sunday at 9 AM and on campus at 9:30 an 11:00!
P.S. Listed below are some opportunities for us to be in ministry with our friends at Royston Elementary School this upcoming school year. Over the last few weeks, I have spoken with many of my teacher friends who have concerns about this upcoming year. As a parent, I have experienced a new level of concern for my own children as we send them back to school. As a pastor, I have concerns for the health and safety of all the children and teachers in our community. This is a difficult time for many in our community and it is a time when we need to the church. Will you join me in praying each day this week for our schools, our students, our teachers, our parents, and our community? Will you consider blessing Royston Elementary School in one of the ways listed below? If you want to know more about any of the opportunities listed, send me an e-mail and let me know.