Today’s Reading | Mark 9:2-32
What do you suppose went through the minds of Peter, James, and John at the transfiguration? Think of how you would have felt at that moment, and then on top of everything else going on, Moses and Elijah appear. The privilege of witnessing that moment may have made those men wonder what God had in mind for them. Not only did they witness an unbelievable event and see Jesus in the supernatural, but God the Father audibly spoke. Notice what God said in the midst of this awesome moment. He told the disciples to “listen to Him,” not go and tell everyone what had happened on the mountain. They were not told, “Now you have arrived;” they were told to listen! Could it be that the whole point of this moment was to get Peter, James, and John to listen to Christ? How well do you listen to what God is saying to you through your devotions or a message from your pastor or Chaplain? We often have so much going on around us, that we fail to listen to what God is saying to us. The more we realize who God is, the more it should motivate us to listen. In what ways can you improve your listening skills in your walk with God? He has a lot to say.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?