The Shema

In Deuteronomy 6:4-5 is the Shema, translated “listen to God.” The word means more than listen, it involves acting on what you hear. Jesus, a Jew, and very familiar with the Shema, refers to hearing from God and acting on what you hear in Mark 12:29-31.  But, have you ever prayed to hear from God and then dreaded what you might hear? What if God gave you something to do that you can’t do or wouldn’t like to do or both? If you have, and I’ve been guilty, ask yourself, is the God I serve trustworthy. I heard a pastor say if you ask God for his will, he’s likely to say, relax on the doing and focus on the being. And what you hear will more likely be something you enjoy, not the opposite. We mustn’t fear to hear from God. What God wants from us is a relationship. He wants us to be with him.

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  1. Oh so true! Our relationship is number one. I dreamt once I was asking him for help and guidance on how to do something, he said I already knew how, I just needed to do it. We need to trust more, God is already speaking to our hearts and spirit. Thanks Sheila!


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