The Power of Shadows

In the shadow of His hand, we learn to hear Him. He made my mouth like a sharp sword. He hid me in His
hand, made me a polished arrow, and concealed me in His quiver.

When I’m in a dark season. I must LISTEN. I train myself to be quiet in my home and in my head. Don’t talk. Listen. Hear what He says.
In the shadow there is less light. I must use other senses. I am training my ears to be attentive. As a sheep knows its master’s voice and responds, so must I.

Our bodies have an outer ear to catch sounds. I must tune out these natural noises of the world and use my inner ear from which spiritual wisdom comes. Our natural inner ear has semicircular canals enabling balance and eye tracking movement, and also a cochlea needed for hearing. We have tiny muscles that help modulate the noise, make sense of the sounds and send the signals to our brain.

We’re so very intricately made, aren’t we? Every little part has a purpose, a grand design to help us make sense of
the vibrations of our world. Outer ear to gather information, sacs of fluid to cushion and gently transfer the vibrations to receptors. And a brain to comprehend the message sent. When any one of these get out of whack we’re compromised. Even the protective coating of ear wax can be a hindrance to hearing clearly.

So how do we clear away the world’s cacophony (our heavy build-up) so we can hear spiritually? First try changing up what you’re
listening to (the external sounds). Try listening to speakers of the Word and praise music. As we sit quietly and read scripture, we can ask God to help us to hear Him clearly. Then look for parallels in the Word of God that He leads us to apply to our personal lives. Journaling also helps cement the direction that we’ve received.

Dark times need not be frightening. He is fine-tuning our ability to hear when we sit in the shadow of
His hand. He is sharpening our skills to speak His life-giving truth to a darkening world. And like an arrow
He will launch us at the right time. We can trust for His aim is sure.

Less talk and more purposeful listening are on my agenda today. Praying for you, dear friend as I head to a lonely beach. May the
mediation of our hearts please the Lord.


Debbie G

#PowerListening #NoiseFiltering #ShadowLessons

The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. -Psalm 91:1

Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. -Jeremiah 33:3

He made my words like a sharp sword; he hid me in the shadow of His hand. He made me like a sharpened arrow; He hid me in His quiver. Isaiah 49:2

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