What’s Up Peepz
Our word for today is hear. So my first thought is this is a gateway. The ear is a receiver, as information is funneled in, it gets processed by the brain and I believe travels to the heart (obviously that’s not scientific) but I based it on …for out the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, that’s actually Bible. (Matthew 12:34) We all need to do better protecting our gateways. When we put foolishness in, we often get foolishness out.
Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. (Romans 1:28-32, NLT)
This is a very accurate picture of what’s happening in the world? I mean even now, with all that’s going on in Texas, there’s an even larger uproar about who’s helping with relief. Seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me? How is there so much talk happening? How are we so passionate about who is doing the relief and not relieving, in whatever way we can? Literally, friends are backbiting and arguing over social media because of what celebrities have or haven’t done. How do you know, sis? Why do we care? Why do we listen? Why do we take the time to hear foolishness, perceive what we think about it and then speak on it? Something we know nothing about…we speak on, for the sake of being “woke?” When will we get over ourselves?
I learned a long time ago to not put my mouth on God’s anointed; meaning I will not speak on what anyone is doing or has done for the disaster relief. It’s not just about Pastors or clergy…but anyone; cause anyone can be anointed by God. It’s simply not my business. If you can give financially, wonderful. Let’s get out of the idea that we can only give dollars and cents. Someone may not be able to give financially but that doesn’t mean that they are unable to give in any other way. We can be very one dimensional when it comes to that, as if money is the only aid of value. Prayer still works. When it’s us, we don’t want anyone to tell us how to spend our money but we love to tell others how to spend theirs and then go on a slandering rampage because they didn’t respond or react how we thought they should. Who do we think we are? But we’re quick to sit and listen and participate in the virtual mockery. Why? Our attention could be used doing so many other things.
Trust, I’m not finger pointing cause there’s three pointing back at me. No, I don’t entertain foolishness but there are times when I’m tempted to speak on situations and I have to stop myself because it’s not worth the drama just to be heard. What’s worst, is to be heard and you’re wrong. I’ve had that happen and folk were way too eager to eat me alive. Truth be told, that’s what I get. I shouldn’t have been commenting anyway. It wasn’t moving me in the direction I wanted, it was a distraction and that’s what it is a lot of the time…a distraction, to distract you from or help you forget what’s really important.
There is a very important prayer in Judiasm called, Shema. It begins with “Hear O’Israel,” in fact, this begins many prayers. It’s reminding us to not only hear, but it’s indicative for us to also obey. The thought is if you hear it, you automatically obey. If you’re interested in learning more about the Shema, check it out on Hebrew4Christians.com. It’s an excellent source. Imagine if we or circumstances had to immediately obey everything we heard, I’m sure we would be more careful of what we let in our gates.
Guard ya heart, protect ya gates but you don’t hear me tho…