By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
I’m learning an important lesson from the deer that frequent my yard, a lesson I seem to be re-learning a lot lately.
“Wait and listen.”
The young bucks in this picture show exactly how it works: stop what you’re doing and tune in your senses.
I’m not very deer-like. Too often I fail to listen before I leap.
However, when I do listen, the most important things I hear are not auditory. They’re an impression. A whisper in my heart.
Pastor, author, and photographer Dr. Charles Stanley once said when asked if he’d ever heard God’s audible voice: “He speaks so loud quietly, that I don’t need any audible voice.”
I think Dr. Stanley is right.
Last week I received this wait-and-listen message at least three times in my everyday activities, and these impressions were underscored with scripture I’d learned long ago:
For the Lord is a faithful God.
Blessed are those who wait for his help …
Your own ears will hear him.
Right behind you a voice will say,
‘This is the way you should go”
(Isaiah 30:18, 21).
I want to be more deer-like.
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God (Psalm 42:1 NLT).
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Thank you, readers!