• Joni

Listen


Oh it is one of those mornings.

I overslept,

yet am still so tired as

I had a sleepless night.

I know why

because

I did something that I knew

I shouldn't have done~

I had a triple espresso

yesterday afternoon.

So not only did I toss & turn all night

but I also

LISTENED

to the words in my head

that fed a very restless heart.

Oh if I had only

LISTENED

to HIS voice

that gracefully said

"DON'T DO IT"

the moment I began to drink the drink~

yet I did it anyway.

You know it~

the voice

that is so soft

that it is easily pushed aside

to listen to another time.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth"

and then "those" words flow out so easily.

"Do not worry about tomorrow" (Matthew 6:34)~

as you are already thinking about what could happen

if you don't worry about it.

“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly)..."~

as all you can feel is turmoil and pain.

And then you

take a moment

to really

LISTEN

to the

Words of

JESUS

as

HE

continues to tell us

how it is possible to

do what HE asks us to do~

"BELIEVE [confidently] in GOD

& trust IN HIM, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and]

BELIEVE also in ME" ( John 14:1)

So maybe

just maybe

I learned my lesson

again,

because

My GOD

will continue

to speak to me

with

HIS

grace-filled words

of

DO NOT

so that I will

not toss & turn

because

I will actually

HEAR

HIS

soft

reminders throughout the day

of

"DO NOT"

so that

restlessness & turmoil

will be replaced with

HIS

PEACE & JOY & HOPE.

Who are you LISTENING to?


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