Abiding in His Word: A Listening AttitudeHandbook 5: Article 24 - The Journey to Perfection


"...If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."

John 8:31, 32

Abiding in His Word: A Closer Look!


"You have commanded us to keep your precepts,
That we should observe them diligently.
O that my ways were directed and established
To observe your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, obeying them]."

Psalm 119:4 (Amplified Bible)

A Listening Attitude

"...all My words that I shall speak to you, receive in your heart and hear with your ears."

Ezekiel 3:10

God speaks, I listen, for I know His voice.

I keep His words near, I remember what He tells me.

Day and night I meditate on them.

And soon they move beyond reason, beyond emotion; they enter my heart.

There I whet them, sharpen them, accept them, believe them; they settle down to stay.

They live in me, I live in them.

I wait. I remember. The moment may come rapidly or it may wait for many years.

But this I know -- one day He will call His words to sound forth from me, in praise, in thanksgiving, in prayer, in obedience, in works of righteousness.

O may the sound be pure!

"With all my heart I have sought Thee; Do not let me wander from Thy commandments. Thy word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against Thee."

Psalm 119:10, 11

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