Isa 50.4

The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.

I love this short verse that talks about listening to God and then following what he has said. I am not sure if I always do it though.

On Sunday morning I got up in good time to do my daily bible reading, walk around the lake and pray for 20 minutes to get ready for our Zoom Church at 10.30. I fitted in some peeling of vegetables for our hotpot too. We enjoyed a positive Sunday morning Zoom time, and I was pleased that people had made the effort even though 5 out of the 9 there had all tested positive for Covid a few days before! In the afternoon I fitted in a guided tour of our new house with the developers. Immediately afterward I drove down to Ealing in London to deliver my son Simon a special reconditioned bike ready for him to travel to work. It was another opportunity to fit a visit in to the twin grandchildren too.

As I travelled and got stuck in the queue on the A40 I struggled with a feeling of sleepiness. I couldn’t help wondering if I had fitted a little too much into the day. The answer became apparent when I fell asleep as the twins watched their wind-down video ready for bed. I also ended up bringing the bike back, because a fault developed, as my son Simon rode it around the park….. so the main purpose in getting down to London failed too.

I probably needed to say no to at least one of those activities I had tried to fit in during the day. If I had been listening to God, I think he would have highlighted my over ambitious day. I am more of a yes person than a no person and that certainly makes life more interesting. I want to say yes to the things God wants me to do and no to a few others that I’m not supposed to be doing, so I don’t end up weary and trying to please everybody. That way I’ll be able to say:

He wakens my ear morning by morning as one being taught. I will have an instructed ear.


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