SELAH DAILY DEVOTIONS!
But now, thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel. Fear not; for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, Thou art Mine…Isaiah 43:1
Back in da day, growing up in the inner city, I remember how much fun we had just playing outside. There was always something going on. I remember jumping out of bed early in the morning, hurrying through my chores so I could get outside! From sun up till sundown, the atmosphere was charged with children’s laughter and just plain ol’ oomph. Most of our parents didn’t have a lot of money to spend on entertainment. In fact, in most homes, there was no TV’s, of course no computers, or X-Boxes, or Ipads, and yes, no cell phones. IMAGINE DAT!
Strangely enough, I can hardly remember ever being bored. Whatever we might’ve lacked in finances, we sure made up in our overactive imaginations! Someone was always introducing a new game to play, a new dance, a new song, or a new way of doing an old thing.
However, no matter how involved we might have been in our play time, there was a certain part of us that was instinctively tuned into that certain sound, that certain voice. I mean, we could’ve been half way down the block somewhere, but when Mama stuck her head out the door and called your name, a sacred-like hush fell upon everyone’s ears as they zoned into to that sound to decipher who was calling who.
In the age of this new millennium there are so many things to occupy our time and our thoughts. There is always some new distraction, a new project, a new goal to attain, a new challenge to overcome. In the midst of all the audible chatter, we’ve kinda lost our sensitivity to His Voice. Saints, now more than ever, we need to know who’s behind the voice that’s calling us.
The Bible says my sheep know my voice and another they will not follow. It’s become critical. Yes, in some cases a matter of life and death; that we are tuned into the call of God. Just as we as children knew our Mama’s voice and dropped whatever we were doing and responded quickly to that call, it is incumbent upon everyone of us to learn the art of hush and open up our spirit to the Voice! Be Still and Know!
HUSH! HUSH! DIDJAHEARDAT? SOMEBODY’S CALLING UR NAME!!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!