Friday, October 09, 2009

Chubby Jack Cheese and Listening

Last night John stayed in with Seanna (who we now know has type A flu) so that I could go to the grocery store. We have been living off of bread, Vienna sausages, and buffalo strips. Yum - aren't you anxious to come to dinner?

So while there I walked by the deli section. Emma asked if we could get some Chubby Jack Cheese since we were there. This being interpreted is Colby Jack Cheese. I turned around to see a fellow deli attendee turning around as well so he would not laugh.

While we were waiting a gentleman with a hearing aid came to the area. It was the type that was implanted by surgery and attached to his head. Another man asked if he minded explaining to him how that worked.

He said- I hear but I don't hear. I hear what you hear but it is all noise to me. This helps me focus on the noise and listen to the right voice.

I about started crying there at the deli. Isn't that exactly what the Lord had been dealing with me about as of late? I am hearing all of the voices but not focusing on the right voice? His.

I came home unpacked a bazillion groceries and went to prayer. I have got to be in contact with him. I have to have his touch, his anointing, his voice or I am nothing. Nothing else matters but being able to distinguish that voice from the others that are floating through my head.

How about you? Are you listening to that voice when it tells you-

I have called and chosen you.
I love you.
I have a work for you to do
Do not Fear.
I have equipped you.
I will go with you.
You are in the right place, the right time, and I WILL open the doors.
You are mine.
I am upholding you with my right hand.
I am your healer.
I am your deliverer.
I am your redeemer.

Really- when you think about it out of all of the sound in our life- his voice is the only one that matters.

John 10:27- My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me.

Psalm 46:10- Be Still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in all of the earth.

I Kings 19:12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.


Lacrecia said...

So true and so deep! I will have to pray on that today.

on a cheese note -- lulu asked for "cloud cheese" this morning which is Her name for Colby Jack... because... it looks like clouds!!

Kathy McElhaney said...

Wow! My grandfather had the cochlear implant this year. This is an excellent description of what he lives with.

I want to focus on HIS voice.

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Andrea said...

Isn't it wonderful how GOD helps us hear clearer. Hope your little one is free from the flu soon and all is back to normal.
Blessings, andrea

Paula said...

As always, THANKS! So many voices in the world today. But I want to hear HIS voice.

And now I also want some chubby jack cheese! :D

Luv ya!

Girly Muse said...

oh so true. and so well said.

praying for good health for all of you!!!

love you so much, dear friend. xo