“I have listened attentively,
but they do not say what is right.
None of them repent of their wickedness,
saying, “What have I done?”
Each pursues their own course
like a horse charging into battle.
Even the stork in the sky
knows her appointed seasons,
and the dove, the swift and the thrush
observe the time of their migration.
But my people do not know
the requirements of the Lord.”
Everything God created is part of a unified whole. What is your position in this harmony of creation?
As the greatest product of the Holy Spirit, you are created to be one in unity with God, to be wired to the Creator of Heaven and earth, to listen to His voice and follow His ways.
Nothing God makes is a whole in itself; everything God created requires a connection. And the way we are connected is beyond what a sentence can explain. There is seedtime and there is harvest, time to plant and time to reap, and each time needs the other. Confusion, chaos and conflict arises when we do not obey the natural seasons of our lives. Nature respects God, wildlife respects God and the laws of nature, but do we respect God? Do we reverence Him?
Take a look within yourself today – God is not deaf – He is listening attentively, but so often we do not say what is right. We speak doubt instead of faith, we complain instead of worshipping, we speak division and hatred instead of forgiveness and love. We proclaim judgement on others rather than repenting of our own sin.
You say you want God to hear you, but it is the voice of humility that God hears most clearly. And what He is looking for is a contrite heart, genuine repentance and obedience to His commands.
That is what the Lord requires – to love Him above all. For when you love God above all, you are serving a purpose larger than yourself, and then you will discover your position in creation.