Friday, March 22, 2013
When God Speaks, We Listen
Last night I asked my husband to read Psalm 37 to me. This is not typical; my husband hates to read--especially ALOUD! He actually thought I was joking at first...but he knew I was sick and acquiesced.
He then asked what he should read. I confidently said, "Psalm 37," like anyone would know that's what you're supposed to read on a Thursday night after 10 P.M. when your light is already out, and you really just want to get to sleep.
"Why Psalm 37?" he asked.
"I don't know. I just feel like you should read Psalm 37 to me."
"What does it say?" he inquired.
"I don't know. I just think you should read Psalm 37 to me," I repeated.
"So...You don't have it memorized or anything? You don't know what it says? Why do you want me to read it to you?"
"I don't know. I just think you should read Psalm 37 to me," I sighed. Geesh! Men! How many times do I have to REPEAT myself??? I thought.
"Ok, then," he sighed hesitantly.
" 'Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong,' " he began.
Wow! We both chuckled. Hmmm...
He went on, " '...Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him...' "
We chuckled even more...
We both knew I have been rather agitated lately because of "evildoers." My husband has tried to encourage me...to help me to just let it go...to focus on other things...But did I listen?
Geesh! I'm sure he was thinking! How many times did I have to tell you that?
Actually, he did come out and say it. "I've told you that a thousand times," he said. "Yet you wouldn't listen!"
Funny how--when GOD speaks--we tend to listen!!!