I Blog Because...

I am a wife, a mom, a servant, a seeker and a follower of Christ. I am blogging to chronicle my own journey with God with the hope to inspire others to deepen their relationship with Him. Perhaps my mistakes and blunders will make you chuckle. Or, maybe, my disappointments, mistakes and learnings will speak to your heart. I often write at night, so forgive the grammatical mistakes and misspellings. This is a place for me to empty my mind and thoughts, with the hope of one day blessing my 2 girls with the raw honesty about life from their mom. I invite you to journey with me and share in my joys and sorrows as I seek to know my Lord. Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me."



Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dare We Listen?

Jolted by Address

On reading 1 Samuel 3

We are surrounded by a din of demanding voices: selling, recruiting, seducing, coercing. We screen them out in order to maintain our sanity, to secure our rest. And then, in the night, you address us, you call us by name, you entrust to us risky words, you empower us with authority. But your voice is on first hearing, not distinctive. We confuse your voice with that of an old friend or a deep hope or a powerful fear or an ancient bias. We hear, but we do not listen— jolted, bewildered, and resistant. But your voice sneaks up on us: you address us, you call us by name, you entrust us with risky words, you empower us with authority.
 Sometimes . . . occasionally . . . boldly . . . we answer: "Speak, I am listening."

And listening, we are made new and sent dangerously by your address.

Brueggemann, Walter (2010-04-01). Prayers for a Privileged People (p. 114). Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition.