Blessed is the one who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.
After reflecting on this passage, I began to pray. My mind began to flit and wander and I couldn't focus. I asked God for calm. Immediately, my mind centered on him. I told him that I wanted to be one who listens to him, who follows what he says. I asked him what he wanted to say to me and a blank white board came to mind. I waited. Then the word "courage" was written on the board . That's it. No further instructions.
So, that's my word for the week. Courage.
What am I to do with it? Am I going to need courage this week? I don't know yet, but I'm sure the Lord will reveal it to me. In the meantime, I'm going to study the word and think on it further.
Did God ever give you a word for the week? Or a task to do? Do you have trouble focusing and listening to God?