Today’s word is COMMUNION. We shared in communion this morning in our church service. As a body, we all took time to be still before the Lord, to confess our sins, and to be healed by our healer. I just sat down to read the 2nd devotion in the Angie Smith book Mended. It is about listening to the voice of God. Recognizing when our Savior is speaking to us. She references the scriptures where God wakes up Samuel and he isn’t sure who is calling to him…the thinks it is Eli. She also references the scriptures where a few days after Jesus’ resurrection some of his followers were walking to Emmaus (a place of healing) when Jesus joined them, yet they did not recognize Him until later when He broke bread with them.
Communing with Jesus. Residing in God’s holy word. Knowing His voice. This is the path to becoming more like Christ as God renews our minds and heals our souls. Here is how Angie suggests that we learn to walk with Jesus:
- Walk slowly and deliberately with Him.
- Listen when He speaks. You will want to be with Him longer.
- Invite Him to stay. He will accept.
- Acknowledge who He is when He reveals Himself to you. Confess your need for Him.
- Allow yourself to be consumed with love for Him.
I hope you were blessed by your church family in congregational worship today. I hope you are walking with Jesus on your mind, in your heart, and in the song that wells up within you. As Eli instructed Samuel, “if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak Lord, for your servant hears.’”
Thank You Lord God that You are with us. Your faithfulness endures forever. Your mercies are new each morning. Thank You that You are bigger than my circumstances. Teach me to listen for Your voice and to obey without delay. Help me to trust You in all things at all times. Mold me to be like Jesus. Show me what You desire of me. Speak Lord, for Your servant hears. Amen.
Be encouraged. Press on.