A Change Of Direction!

I’m taking a change of direction and headed in a new direction for Dasya’s Photography. I’m planning to be bringing some encouragement, insights, and thoughts from the Word of God along with some of the photography I’m enjoying.

For the past 40 years my “day job” has been a teacher of the Bible, and even today, this passion for my life continues. Alongside my day job has been a great enjoyment in photography and digital imaging in general.

So, this post begins “a change of direction” and I’d like to begin with a brief look at a term and truth we all regularly encounter — that of “hearing.”

We are continually surrounded by, if not bombarded by, things we “hear.” Hearing is more than simple audio perception as much of what we hear is a call to attention, a call to understand, to be attentive. Alas, that horn on the car blows — pay attention!

We also “give heed to” or “attention” to these things we hear for there’s more there than audio input. Scripture has much to say about “hearing,” probably more than we may have realized.

Our Hebrew Scriptures often use a term, “shema,” which frequently carries the idea of more than audio input. E.g., Deuteronomy 6:4,

4 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!

Recent study in Genesis 1—3 exposes some “listening to” the wrong voice and disastrous results. Lord willing, we’ll look at this Scripture another time. Yet, today, consider who you’re listening to. Scripture is abundantly clear that when we hear, give heed to, the Lord’s voice, words, message, not only are we blessed with clear direction in life, our gracious Lord hears all we say to him!

Micah 7:7,

7 But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear { listen to }  me.

Psalm 4:3,

3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; The Lord hears { listens to } when I call to Him.

This is a wonderful truth for all whose faith is in our great and gracious Lord.

If you’ve never established a relationship with the Lord, “hear” his words to you today,

John 3:16,

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

“Hear” this truth, place your faith in him, and know he “hears” you today, tomorrow, always, like the prophet Micah well said, “My God will listen to me”! Now be ready, our Lord also has something to say to us about life, peace, security, perspective, family, hope . . . and much, much more!