As we take each step on this journey through the scriptures we will come across many places that “speak” to us. In fact, if you tell me that you have made this entire journey through the scriptures and nothing speaks to you I will be more than just a little surprised. There are tons of places that open up as I fall into the rhythm of the daily scripture reading. Places like proverbs today…
The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
The Lord has made them both. (Proverbs 20:12 NKJV)
On the surface, this Proverb may not seem like much, but it comes alive to me (as everything does in my life) when you invite Jesus into it…
He who has ears to hear, let him hear! (Matthew 11:15 NKJV)
If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4:23 NKJV)
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ (Revelation 3:13 NKJV)
Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? (Mark 8:18 NKJV)
Today to me is about opening our heart and letting the Lord speak to us. It is the “ancient doors” and gates of our hearts that Jesus wants access to. He has given us the free will to leave those doors closed as they are due to the fall of Adam. He has also given us the free will to open those gates of our hearts to Him.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in. Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory. (Psalm 24:9, 10 NIV)
So as you read today’s scripture in the links below remember to open your hearts to God’s message for you. Ask yourself, “How would I react if I were the person in the situation I am reading about?”. It is listening to what is in your heart that will lead you.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (John 10:27 NKJV)
To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. (John 10:3 NKJV)
July 31, 2012 Bible Reading
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