Listening, Looking, Learning

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 18:1-12; 19:1-15 (day five)
1This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down at once to the potter’s house; there I will reveal My words to you.”  I bet he had seen potters doing their work lots of times.  Yet this time, Jeremiah saw and obtained amazing insight and instruction from The Lord.  Ever wonder how many times we overlook or pass by opportunities and circumstances that the Lord would use to teach, guide, and encourage us?  Maybe a teachable heart begins with humble prayer asking God to help us see and learn throughout the day (about Him and ourselves).  “Speak, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10)

Ray Stedman describes this attitude; “It makes every incident in your experience a continual challenge to see God at work.  At your office, at your kitchen sink, your desk, your nursing stand at the hospital, your room in the retirement home, your classroom at school you are being continually exposed to situations which are a challenge to God in you in your circumstances.”  (commentary on Philippians 2:13).

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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