Look, Hear, Set your Heart

Today we are reading from Ezekiel 40:1-4. Last time we met we learned about how He will Pout out his Spirit. You can read more in my Ezekiel Studies here and here.

Once again the hand of the Lord comes upon Ezekiel.   He was brought to the city where he saw visions, in those vision he was on a very high mountain and and he saw a structure
like a city down to the south.

He saw a man like bronze with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand standing in the gateway.

 And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel.”

This vision is going to be something Ezekiel has to tell the Israelites!   He needs to see this thing.  ACK!!!   I can hardly wait!   I find myself sitting here eagerly anticipating what this man in bronze is going to show Ezekiel.

As I realize that I wonder... do I go to church like that?   Do I regularly approach God's word with the eagerness.   Right now I am listening to a fascinating book called Ariel and I am just enjoying this book and want to hear what happens next.  I compare those two feelings...this one of wanting to know what the man in bronze has to say and What will happen with the dragonriders in Ariel.

And you know what... right now it's the same.  I want to know... but I know if life gets busy I can put off that anticipation.


I wonder though...
Should I allow that when it comes to God's word?  Setting aside a book for a spell.. ah sure.. doable... and easily seen as right.

But what about God's word?   If I set it off to the side for something else.. busyness or another interest.. what is that saying about my anticipation.. my EAGER anticipation to hear the word of the Lord?

Nothing good I fear.

So I am trying.. trying not to let illness or time or whatever get the best of me.  To find that 20 minutes in the day to spend time with the one who loves me best of all.   To keep that eagerness alive.  It's important you know?

God gives us a clue about how to do this eh?   look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you,

look 
hear
set your heart 

This is what I have to do.  It's what YOU have to do.  Look at what the Lord has to say, HEAR those words (that implies active listening) and set your heart on it.  Make a determination.  Follow it through.   

Look
Hear
Set Your Heart 

Is it important for you?   How do you keep that eagerness alive and shown?  Let me know eh?  Would be appreciated.  

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