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Devotional - Thursday, June 29, 2017 180/185

Today's Scripture: "And many of them said, 'He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?'" Jn 10:20

5853. I'd ask what you're doing but I think I know. JG


See it.

Closed ear, closed mind

Live it.

If you walked into my office today, you'd probably see me at the computer. You'd hear 40's music/jazz on the FM radio and see a television news station muted. The radio plays because it's good background music and the television is muted because not much is said that is worth hearing. If I glance at the television and something looks interesting, I might unmute the sound but will be slow to put the remote down because the sound will shortly be silenced again.

The same is true of me sitting in church. I came, not to hear music or listen to a stirring sermon, but to listen to God. If you know me then you know my hands might be busy with my Bible open in my lap. If I feel the Spirit speaking to me, I turn off the spoken message and will write down what I hear God saying. I then enter a quiet prayer session using subdued sign language. Other times I am finger-spelling the name of people God brings to mind and praying Scripture I've memorized. I then look up to see the expression of some people who saw me and think I am demon-possessed or the devil himself. It's then I finger-spell their name as I look away and pray for them too.

Pray it.

Thank You, God, for teaching me to communicate with my hands.


Keywords: Communication; Awareness; Confusion

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
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