Volusia discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast
Podcast. Before the break I was talking about the commentary for is area chapter fifty versus four through nine a. and talking specifically about that, that part of being a profit that involves listening so that you know what God wants you to say to the people that you are called to prophesy to right. You have to listen. You have to know what you are called to say. And so the, whether you whatever that translation is, whether it's the tongue of teacher or one who has been taught either way the the listening part is just as important so that you can speak. And it's so important, especially because the the prophet is being given words of comfort words of strength to give to those who are in circumstances that are difficult. And I know for my own experience, I, I want to be able to say the right things in those situation. I want to be. Able to to say the words that will bring the most comfort. And this is an area in my ministry where I have always always worried. I don't know if I've talked about it too much on this podcast. Maybe I have a apologize if I have. I tend to be a perfectionist or I tend to worry that I'm not doing things correctly so that can that can really hold me back, right? If I'm worried that I'm not going to do something correctly. I don't even want to attempt it. And so I know when I was doing my Chaplaincy training the first week or so was really hard to even go into those rooms because what if I said something just so horrible that you know against putting way too much giving myself way too much power. What if I said something so horrible that I just ruin someone's whole life or, you know, took away their faith in God or what? Whatever. For some reason, my brain never goes the other way will what, if you say just the right thing that is exactly what they need to hear, and that is what to me is really jumping out of these verses this these verses that. Morning by morning, God weakens might year to hear what I need to hear so that I can share that with others. I need to internalize that I need to. Yep, put that into my consciousness so that it becomes a part of me so that I have more confidence because it's not me who speaking, it's God. It's God's word right if I just speak what I know and what I believe, then that is God's word speaking through me and worry less about being right or doing things right, or being perfect. So that's really what I'm getting out of this, which I appreciate so moving on through the commentary, God opens the servant's ear to prepare him to learn to speak. And this is an ongoing process. It's not a one time experience because and that's where we see that morning by morning and happens day after day that God wakened us to here. So. So we need to be lifelong learners. We need to be life long listeners in got to God's word because we're going to hear it differently. We're going to hear God differently depending on what's going on in our own lives. How we've changed as people in our own lives are our faith goes through cycles and Volusia and changes, and all of those things. All of the all of the defining aspects of our life, all of those even tiny details of our lives, influence how we hear God's word and so we have to, we have to constantly be listening. We have to constantly be listening for God's word and and learning about God's word and knowing what God's word is telling us so that we can then have the tongue of teacher..