“I don’t want to miss a word,” I prayed to my Father in heaven as I took a short walk in New York City with two of my handicapped ministry dogs.
Imagine. Me. Not wanting to miss a single word from the Lord. Not a word from the Bible. Not a word from His Spirit speaking to my heart. After all the years of wanting to only hear God sometimes. When I felt like it. When I was in the mood. When I liked what He had to say. When I wasn’t too busy to spend time with Him. When I didn’t think I had better things to do than hear from God. When I wasn’t afraid He would bring conviction, chastening, and lead me to repentance.
Now, because of the level of love, faith, and trust to which He has brought me, I desperately want to hear from the Lord continually. No matter what He has to say. Even when it’s hard stuff. Because that’s how much I love and trust Him.
Perfect Father. Perfect Lord. Perfect master. I am His daughter. I am His servant. He is so loving and merciful. And I don’t want to miss a single word. So I keep my heart and ears ever open to Him. I study the Bible daily. And daily I seek His presence and voice. I listen. I choose to obey. Because JESUS CHRIST IS LORD FOREVERMORE!
“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”” Matthew 4:4