First To, Then Through

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“When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea…” Hosea 1:2

Precious sister – God is a work IN you and God is at work THROUGH you.

Your walk with Jesus is not just for your sake. You are not intended to just take in, take in, take in. But if you do not take in then what will you have to give out?

It is not ours to discern how God is working in us, or through us. He is.

My eye caught the words Hosea used in 1:2, “When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea…”

Am I available to the Lord that He may speak to me? Am I too busy to hear?  Is there so much life-noise that I fail to hear the voice of God in my life? Am I so distracted that I rush past my Lord with barely a sideways glance? All of these have been true in my life at different times.

Are you available to the Lord? Are you too busy to hear His voice? Is there so much life-noise that you fail to hear the voice of God in your life?  Are you so distracted that you rush past the Lord with barely a sideways glance.

The available ear, the receptive heart, the willing spirit, do not just happen – they require intention and grace.

Before the Lord spoke THROUGH Hosea the Lord spoke TO Hosea. Do you desire to be used of God?  Do you want God to speak THROUGH you to a hurting world around you?  Listen.  Listen to what God is first speaking TO you so He may speak THROUGH you.

Lord, may I heed my own counsel.

Blessings, Diane

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