Open Your Ears to God’s Sayings

By Nina Roach 
My son, pay attention to my words and be willing to learn; Open your ears to my sayings.  Do not let them escape from your sight; Keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, And healing and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22 Amplified Bible
Opening your ears to God’s saying is the best place to begin to restore your spirit, soul and body health. God already knows the way that he created for you. Jesus came to show you the way, and the Holy Spirit was given to help lead and guide you to fulfill his ways.
In the passage above, God establishes the relationship by saying, “My son” and some versions say,” Dear friend or My child.” He wants to give you the security that you need as you are restoring your health by his fatherly advice. His instructions are very clear and detailed so that they will benefit you. When you truly understand the value of your relationship with God and experience an authentic relationship with him through Jesus you will have the life that you desire for you whole body. Whole body means here spirit, soul, body and every area of your life.
I truly understand in this moment if you are reading today’s post and struggle to receive your position as a son or daughter. I’ve been there and it takes time to establish your identity, heal from your past relationship with your father and receive all that your Heavenly Father has for you. I am convinced that this is why we all struggle and are broken because of our breached relationships with our fathers. And this is the most important relationship to be restored so that we can have a healthy foundation to move forward in other areas of our lives.
Maybe you couldn’t pay attention to the words of your father because he was missing throughout your life, or if he was present he may have been filled with selfishness, anger, insecurities, fears, and pain which caused him to withdraw his love from you.  I remember those times too and when the Holy Spirit told me that if my dad knew better he could choose better. In other words if my dad knew God like I have grown to know, love and receive from him, then he could have made better choices in his life that would have impacted my life better. My dad couldn’t give me what he didn’t receive from his natural father or God. And maybe your dad couldn’t either. This is why I chose to let my father go and no longer keep him hostage in my emotions.
Today you can choose like I did many years ago to forgive your father’s shortcomings and let the Holy Spirit heal your soul so that you can be in good relational health with the Heavenly Father and prosper in all your ways. Listen with your heart to these words again, “My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.”
Health and healing begins when you pay attention to what God is saying, and don’t let his words escape your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. God’s words will bring the life that you desire as you seek them.

Faith Declaration: I am God’s child. I choose to pay attention and listen to his Fatherly advice. My Father knows what is best for me. I keep his words in the center of my heart so that they penetrate deep within me. God’s words have given me life as I have sought them, and healing and health to my whole body.” I am loved today and restored by God.

This Week’s Action of Faith: Reread today’s Be Transformed Devotional, “Open Your Ears to God’s Sayings” Listen also again or for the first time to SHIFT TODAY RADIO “Wednesday Wellness Live New Series Restore Your Health “Open Your Ears to God’s Sayings” and previous segments. Meditate on the word of God so that revelation and strategies can come that will benefit you. Then you will learn to know God’s will for yourself, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 
Get started today with a plan by reading the One Year Bible

Join our all new Shift Today Ministries Wednesday Wellness Bible Study starting, Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 6:45 P.M. – 8:15 P.M. at the Holiday Inn West Covina 3223 E. Garvey North West Covina, CA. 91791. We look forward to seeing you there!

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“But by shifting our focus from what we do to what God does, don’t we cancel out all our careful keeping of the rules and ways God commanded?  Not at all. What happens, in fact, is that by putting that entire way of life in its proper place, we confirm it. –  Romans 3:31 The Message
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