The Impact of His Words

I was at a women’s conference several years ago and there were 3 female speakers.  They were all good at presenting what they had to teach.  But one of them had such a disposition and a way of presenting God’s word that I clung to her every word.  I listened.  I was enraptured.  I was fully connected.  I didn’t want the conference to end because I wanted to keep listening to her open up God’s word and speak.

This morning I was reading a passage of Scripture that I am sure I have read numerous times before.  It was one of those moments when all of a sudden something pops out that you think “WOW, I’ve read that many times before and never seen that…why have I never seen that before?”   I was reading in Luke 19 where Jesus had just cleared the temple of the money changers. 

It then says, “Every day He was teaching at the temple.  But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill Him.”  Now, that’s bad.  Here He is doing good and teaching about God and all they want to do is kill Him!  But, that’s not what popped at me.

Verse 48 says “Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on His words.”  Do you see it?  The people hung on His words.  Now I did not have some big theological discussion in my heart with God.  I did not have some huge revelation of God.  He simply whispered a question into my heart.

“Do I hang on His words?”  It was a good question for me.  Do I get as excited as I did at the women’s conferece.  Am I so enraptured at what God has to say to me either through His written word, a devotional, another blog, or His whispers deep into my heart where only He can speak?  Do I not want my time with Him to end?

I hope and pray that today you hang on His words.  I hope that the enemy can’t get at  you like they were trying to get at Jesus because you are hanging on His words.  I hope you allow Him to take up all of your focus and that He enraptures you.

“Dear Lord God, As I walk through this day, let me remember the things You have said to me.  Let me not allow life to throw me off or lose my focus on all You have for me.  Let me hang on every word You say.  Thank-You for Your words however they come.  Please continue to speak to me and let me respond accordingly when You do.”

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