Testimony Meeting 10/21

10.21.15 ListeningMuch of our daily lives in the modern world find our senses bombarded by messages and suggestions from media of all kinds.  When information is coming at us a mile a minute, how do we figure out where and when to listen?

Listening, throughout history, has been a sacred act.  In the Bible, the stories of the Old Testament tell of great leaders who listened for, and heard, the voice of God.  Noah was one such leader that listened intently and obeyed God’s direction.  Genesis chapter 6 verse 9 reads “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”  Noah’s daily walk with God involved a deep understanding that he could depend on what he heard from the almighty.  This trust went so deep that when God told Noah to build an ark that would save his family and two of every creature from a catastrophic flood, Noah didn’t hesitate.

So how did Noah know to listen?  When the message came to build an ark, how did he know it was from God?  The author of the book of James gives us a clue in chapter 3 verse 17: “the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”  What a great test to ascertain whether or not the thoughts that come to us are in fact from God!  Surely Noah’s knowledge that God was speaking to him came from the sense of purity, peace, and gentleness that accompanied God’s message.  Relying on these spiritual signposts of Truth, it’s easier to see how we can learn to trust God’s direction and follow through obediently on his commands.

This week’s Wednesday night testimony meeting explores the timeless idea of “Listening.”  Join us on October 21st at 7:30pm for readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook as well as testimonies of healing.  

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