But calling us to what? How do we hear? How do we know what God is saying to us? What is “the Word” being spoken to us?
Isaiah, Paul and Peter all felt unworthy -- too sinful to receive “the Word of God”. But, just the same, it was to them that the Word came! God does not rely on our worthiness to speak to us. God speaks to us because God chooses to! God chooses to speak to us because we are “the beloved” of God!
I want to take this weekend once again to encourage our OLQP family to “seize” 15 to 20 minutes each day for prayer and reflection on our lives. I do this because I truly believe, that through this time we set aside, we can hear God’s Word spoken to us -- if we set the time aside to listen.
Setting aside the time to listen: believing that God seeks us...that God desires us...that God surrounds us and fills us... that God desires that we come to know Her/Him more deeply. That is the truth of the Incarnation -- the becoming flesh of our God, in Jesus Christ!
How much time do I spend actively engaging with God each day? Could I spend more time to listen? How might I do that?