20 October 2008

Hearing God...an explanation

Here is a remark I made yesterday on Twitter: 
Second time today that God has said don't look at your feet while listening to a sermon.
Where upon my brother-in-law responded:
Without context, may I gently point out just how crazy this makes you sound? - Brendon
I agree it sounds quite weird. However, after working my 9 hour shift, I don't always communicate what I'm thinking in a clear way. Not to mention that I've always had a bit of a crazy streak, just ask my sister, my wife, my kids, and former roommates.

Okay, the explanation.

Toward the end of the shift, I was listening to Rob Bell on the Mars Hill Bible Church (Michigan) and he mentioned that there is a rabbinical tradition that says and I'm paraphrasing, you need to keep your head up and see that God has parted the sea for you, or else if you constantly look at your feet you'll begin to complain that the mud is getting all over your feet.

Then while I was in early service at Gaylord Community Church, Pastor Steve made a remark that you need to keep your head up and not stare at your feet.

I took that as a gentle reminder from God that I need to remember to keep my head up and look to where God is taking me, rather than looking down at my feet, i.e. my current situation and grumble about it.

Actually, now that I thnk about it, I'm supposed to tell that to somebody else, but that's another story.

So no, I'm not hearing voices in my head.
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