The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them. Psalm 135:15–18
Everywhere in the Bible, God compares Himself to idols, which are made from silver and gold and created by the hands of man.
In reality, they have mouths’, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear. God is telling us, that He is a personality. A personality cannot be without a voice and eyes. A personality cannot be without a mouth; without ears and without intelligence. Our God is a personality: More so, He is our Father. He speaks to us, to our hearts, communicating with us as a loving Father discusses with his children. He wants us to fellowship with Him so that we may hear Him. He wants us to speak with Him.
Yes, we all pray. However to God it is more important that our prayers are not like a one-way traffic; that we not only speak to God, but also listen to what He is saying to us. This is why, it is very important that we develop listening ears:
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made them both.
God gives listening ears and He expects us to have listening ears.
The problem is not in what to say because we are constantly talking in our prayers, but to hear when He is speaking.
No matter how paradoxical it might appear: God gave us ears to hear, but more often than not, we, His servants and children cannot distinguish, not to even talk of hearing His voice. This is so, because we are too busy with our thoughts, and worries about our lives, and other vanities:
Hear, you deaf; And look, you blind, that you may see. Who is blind but My servant, Or deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is perfect, And blind as the LORD’s servant? Seeing many things, but you do not observe; Opening the ears, but he does not hear. Isaiah 42:18–20
God is constantly speaking to us. There is therefore the need for us to learn to hear Him. God is grieved, when His children, servants and messengers do not have the ability to distinguish His voice.
God wants us to learn to hear all that he is saying to us.
I wrote this book to help you become listening children, and I believe that as you read it, you will acquire spiritual ears and the ability to be daily led by the Almighty God, your Father.
May the Lord bless you.
Taken from Ps Sunday Adelaja’s daily note