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The Listening Chair

Deuteronomy 30:19-20; This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, LISTEN TO HIS VOICE (emphasis added), and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your life, and He will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

One of the most important pieces of furniture in our house is my listening chair. It’s a pretty chair, it’s comfortable, it’s simple, but it’s the most valuable piece we have in the whole house. You see this is the chair where I spend time listening to God every day.

I usually get up before everyone else does and I get my cup of coffee and then it becomes listening time. Notice how I didn’t say it’s my talking chair. We have many of those where it becomes me saying only what I want to say and then walking away. No, this is the listening chair where I my share my concerns but I am there primarily to hear from God.

How do I listen in my listening chair? The majority of what I do is listening through God’s Word. The Bible is the way that God has spoken to creation and He desire for us to hear form Him all the time more than what we know. We can also listen through personal worship and prayer. What better to do then an to hear from God and then glorify His name. He truly has a plan and a purpose for our lives and the way we know that plan is not by sitting in a recliner to watch TV but to get in the listening chair.

Here comes the question, do you have a listening chair? I’m not talking about this exact chair but do do I you have a place where you can go and hear from God every day. Do you have a way to hear from God behind the sounds of the day and to hear from Him through His Word and in prayer and worship. It may be the best purchase you made in a while or the best chair you ever stopped and said that this from now on is my listening chair.


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