"And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it."
(Ezekiel 1:25-26 KJV)
Have you ever wondered as you read Ezekiel chapter 1, what Our Awesome God meant when He let Ezekiel see them "let down their wings"? People ask, "How can I hear the voice of the Lord?" This is the secret: those "living creatures" (Ezekiel 1:5) heard the voice of the Lord when they "let down their wings." So they waited for Him to speak.
Do you ever sit or kneel before Our Awesome God praying and realize your mind is not completely on the Lord and your prayer, you are "fluttering" because you are thinking other things or still hurrying to get on your knees? You are not STILL before the Lord and focused on Him, listening!
A friend said to me this very thing, "I prayed the other day about a certain request I had," she said "but I didn't wait for God's answer but went on my way as I was late." She did not wait or get STILL before the Lord, but did what she thought was the right thing - and it was a disaster. She spent the next two days cleaning up the mess she had made.
How much time do we spend repairing the damage we do by not waiting for Our Awesome God to give us the answer to our requests or instructions for our jobs for Him? Remove the worldly distractions between you and God or, "Let down your wings" before the Lord and be STILL. Focus on God while you wait and don't "lean on your own understanding." Allow Him time to answer you and give you peace. Your time will be well spent when it's with Him! So take the time to listen for the Lord and like the "living creatures," lower your wings.
Come join us at our church or join any church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ, who died for you and took your sins upon Himself and arose the third day, is now sitting by God, interceding for you when you sin. Our Awesome God wants you to "let down your wings" and listen to Him and learn more about Jesus Christ who is the only way to eternity with Him. Pray to see you soon!
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV) Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM (September through May). And there is more during the week. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill