photo by: Shirley/Oklahoma/November 2010
Are you deaf?
originally written 2 Nov 10
posted 4 Nov 10
Embracing bitterness makes us spiritually deaf.

When we embrace bitterness, our hearts get hardened.
When our hearts are hard, we cannot hear the truth God shares.
When we embrace bitterness we lose our ability to hear God’s voice.
It’s like declaring, “I can’t hear you Lord!”
 while we are holding our own hands over our ears.

“The disciples came to him and asked,
‘Why do you speak to the people in parables?’
He replied, ‘Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.  Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance.  Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.  This is why I speak to them in parables:
‘Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.’
In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
You will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
For this people’s heart has become calloused;
They hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts and turn, and I would hear them.’”
Matthew 13:10-15

And what Christ shares with us is truly an honor to know…
something we should never take for granted.

“But blessed are your eyes because they see,
and your ears because they hear.
For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people
longed to see what you see
but did not see it, and to hear what you hear
but did not hear it.”
Matthew 13:16-17

Our God’s Love can heal our hearts and open our ears and eyes to His Truth…
but we cannot receive that healing while our arms are
full of bitterness and anger.
It’s time to let it go.
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