Then he said to me, ‘Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.’ So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. (Ezekiel 3:3)
Just as Ezekiel needed to eat the words God had for him before he began his ministry and living out his calling, we need to be consume the words God has for us and take them to heart before trying to live out his mission for us.
The Word of God is so powerful, it has the ability to fill us and satisfy us in ways nothing else can. The problem arises when we listen to what God is trying to tell us, but we’re in too much of a hurry to truly let it settle in.
We’re like a kindergartner that’s so antsy to play a game that they just bypass all of the rules and don’t really take the time to understand how the game is played. They only end up playing the game wrong. The grown-ups can see they’re playing the game wrong, but the kindergartner doesn’t. It’s no wonder they get bored easily and move on to the next game they can find. Likewise, we try to bypass all of the wisdom and understanding we need to really “play” in the most fulfilling and sensible way.
When will we finally settle down and listen?
If you want to see God use you and move through you in truly amazing and divine ways, you need to fuel up on His Word. If that means taking your Bible to a quiet room and just reading until you’ve had your fill, do it. If that means just sitting in silence or perhaps listening to music and letting His Words just come to you, then do that.
Make it a goal this week to truly seek after God this week. A part of a growing relationship is listening, and we need to listen to Him more than any commercial, radio show, latest gossip, or friend’s advice.
Let His Words fill you and then allow Him to direct your steps.