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Monday, June 7, 2010

Listen Up - I linger longer

When I stop and listen to God, I find I am living in the "Linger Longer Road." Dawn Mooring in Georgia wrote:

I have a friend who lives on Linger Longer Road. Doesn't that name sound inviting? The drive between my home and my friend's takes over an hour. Upon arrival, I feel compelled to stay a while. The address, Linger Longer Road, prompts me to kick off my shoes and relax.

Maybe I should engrave the words "Linger Longer" on my Bible. On some days, I open the scripture and spend hours reading and savoring a passage. I enjoy God's words as if they were rich food set on a banquet table before me. But I have to admit that on other days, I grab a light snack from scripture and keep walking. I tell the Lord, "Tomorrow."

Suppose I invite guests for dinner and fellowship. If they came and asked immediately for a to-go box, I would be insulted. I wonder if God feels the same way about the way we come to the Bible. God wants us to hunger for the love, wisdom, and instruction found in the Bible. Do we treat God's word like a fast-food drive-through? Perhaps engraving "Linger Longer" on the front of our Bibles would entice us to stay a while.

I want to listen up and pay attention to His words. The psalmist wrote, "My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night." (Psalm 63:56-NRSV)

Listening Up to His voice - You know I love ya, Don


Emeila said...

Your blog is so true, thank you for the reminder.

Don Crane said...

Thanks, Don