Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hebrews 2:1-4....Hearing God

Back in January, I took some time to flip open my Bible, and write a full page in a notebook on what I read. I felt inspired to take a peak back at what I had written, for I couldn't remember, but I thought it might help me, and others, with whatever may be going on with them. So here is my entry from January 26, on Hebrews 2:1-4 (read it before going on!)
This passage starts out "Therefore, we must attend all the more to what we have heard, so that we may not be carried away." How true this is today for us Christians! We live in a world where it is very easy to be carried away by sin. Our culture has forgotten God, and it tries to make us forget Him too. It tries to distract us from our faith and our God. We are told here though that we must pay attention to what we have heard that combats society's ways! We cannot simply get by, going to Mass once a week...or, worse yet, not at all. No...this is not a spectator's sport! Instead, we need to keep God on our minds, in our hearts, and on our tongues and hands and eyes and feet ALWAYS! In this age, yes, we must attend all the more to what we have heard.

What have we heard though...or do we let the world drown out the voice of our loving Father? In Church, do we pay full attention...or does our mind wander? Do we fret and worry and zone out? I know I have trouble. But do we zone out while watching a movie or playing a game? it CAN be done, especially with God's help. What else do we hear? Do we read the Word of God? Do we pray and talk...not to, but WITH Him? Can we hear His loving voice, guiding us and leading us? As verse 4 says, we not only have what we have heard, but we have signs, wonders, acts of power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit! We need to latch onto these things and hold them dear at all times. We need to pray and read the Bible to HEAR God. And then, by His grace, we need to do what He tells us to do, and attend to His holy will...or else, "how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation?"


Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog dear, as usual!

Anonymous said...

I agree with most of what you have said, but I would not blame society for a person’s movement away from their faith. Society gives us options of things that we can do every day, it is up to the person to make choose to make time for their faith. I feel so many things are blamed on society when really the blame should lie solely on that person. Each week or day a person should review their choices and make adjustments if necessary.

Since I stumbled on to this blog, I would like to pose a question. In you entry you talk about mass and going to church and that it takes more. I agree with this and my question is, What does “going to church” mean? I have posed this question to many people and the usual answer is going to mass and sitting in a pew for about an hour.

But one answer has stuck with me, one person said “going to church” means gathering together in peace and celebration. I find this to be my favorite answer and the more I reflect on it the more I like it. The third commandment say “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” To me this does not have to include a church or mass, I feel as long as a person takes time out of their day to celebrate the life they were given and their faith then they have fulfilled that commandment.

Please comment back, I love hearing other people’s views on issues.