“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
Revelation 3:13 NLT
There is a definite reason why Jesus is saying this to each church. When He repeats something we should pay close attention to it. What is Jesus trying to say to the church you attend? What is He trying to say to you? Do you have your ears tuned in to heaven or are you so tuned in to the cares of this world that you can't hear what He is saying? He wants to talk with you. He has some things He wants to say to you. He may have some words of encouragement that you need to hear. He may, also, have some words of correction that you need to hear. Are you willing to stop what you are doing right now to take the time to quiet yourself, turn off the radio, turn off the T.V., get off Facebook, and get alone with Jesus? For far too long we have come to Him in prayer, in our times of desperation, only to tell Him what we need or want. We use Him like a vending machine to get what we crave in that moment. Who among us would want our children to call upon us only when they need or want something? Surely we would hope that they would want to spend some time with us. Of course we want to help our children, but we also want a healthy dialogue with them. We would want to share a meal with them, talk over things, laugh together, and cry together. A healthy relationship is reciprocating. No one enjoys a conversation that is one sided. There is a time to speak and a time to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth. Do you think that means something?? We have not taken the time to hear what He has to say. Prayer isn't a one sided conversation. Prayer doesn't end just because we say Amen! Prayer is mutual. Ask Him to speak to you rather than picketing the throne with your wishes. He is waiting to say something to you. Do you have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to you?
Rev. Curtis Norris