Are you paying attention? Listen carefully - Max Lucado

Are You Listening?

Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. Matthew 7:8

Once there was a man who dared God to speak: Burn the bush like you did for Moses, God. And I will follow. Collapse the walls like you did for Joshua, God. And I will fight.

And so the man sat by a bush, near a wall, and waited for God to speak.

And God heard the man, so God answered. He sent fire, not for a bush, but for a church. He brought down a wall, not of brick, but of sin.

And God waited for the man to respond. And he waited … and waited.

But because the man was looking at bushes, not hearts; bricks and not lives, he decided God had done nothing. Finally he looked to God and asked, Have you lost your power?

And God looked at him and said, Have you lost your hearing?