I read a story this morning in my One Year Bible about a king who acted in a similar way.
2 Chronicles 33:10 (ESV)
The Lord spoke to Manasseh and to His people, but they paid no attention.
Just a little background... Manasseh was the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah. Hezekiah was not a perfect king but he did do what was "right in the sight of the Lord." However, Manasseh did NOT follow in his father's footsteps.
What got my attention this morning was this...
1. What a privilege it is for God to speak to us! He is the Maker of the heavens and the earth and He takes time to speak to us! I do not need to think of this lightly.
2. Manasseh wasn't even paying attention when the God of the Universe spoke to him!! The audacity! Right? This morning, as I went before the Lord in prayer I spent time confessing times that I too have been distracted by other noises. I don't what my God to think or to say, "Did you even hear what I just said?"
Today, I'm going to be paying attention and counting it all joy that my God wants to talk with me!
Won't you join me in turning down the volumes of distracting noises & really listen to what God wants to say to us?
I'm game.... are you?