Day 36: I trust You, Lord. Shutting up so I can hear. Matthew 17:1-8
Jesus took, what many call, His inner circle up the mountain with Him. Scripture doesn't say why He decided to go but you could make an educated guess that He went because He was led to. He also probably took Peter, James, and John for a specific reason. He, being the one Son of God, knew what was to come of these three and knew they were the perfect ones to go up with Him.
There they are, standing at the top of the mountain. Lo and behold, out of nowhere, Jesus changes! Now these three has always seen Him in the same physical form as they were: a man. Sure, they believed he was the Son of God, the Messiah, the King of King but until now, they'd never actually seen Him in His heavenly 'attire'. This had to be a magnificent experience. And to see Moses and Elijah!!!! What a sight!
The sight, apparently, was so good that Peter had to go and open his big mouth and ruin the moment. Imagine, you are on the mountain witnessing this and it's ruined by someone talking.
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. Matthew 17:4 KJV
Seriously dude! Now is not the time to be talking. If Jesus needed something, He would’ve told you.
While he was talking, God came as a cloud and basically said, "Shut up!" Not literally, but the scripture does say:
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Matthew 17:5 KJV
God was like, "Ahem...Peter. This is my Son. You don't see Him talking!"
Has God had to tell you to shut up sometimes so He can get a word in? Do you lie prostrate talking, talking, talking, never taking a break? At what point does He get to speak if you spend all the time speaking? What is so important that you don't allow Him to get a word in? Didn't you ask Him something? Then wait on the answer. Shut up and listen.
Your Father wants to have a special relationship with you. He wants open and honest communication, but communication implies at least two people talking. Don't spend all your time asking and talking and not waiting on an answer. He is eager to speak to you. Allow Him to. It will be just as awesome of an experience as it was for Peter and the boys to witness Jesus in all His glory.
When you pray, spend some time listening. Don't just get up. Wait on a response. Better yet, write down the conversation. Yes! Conversation! He will spend quality time with you conversing with you...just like a good friend who sits next to you. His Spirit is always near. When you wake in the morning He is eager to greet you. Tell Him good morning. Start your day off in communication with your Father. Oh how your life will change as you began to hear.
Do you believe he will talk to you? He will. Try it. Make it a habit. Schedule meetings with Him. He wants to talk to you. Shut up and let Him.
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!