Open Your Heart to
God's Word through
You have a
God-given responsibility to keep yourself open to divine
revelation and to use the intelligence you have been given to try to understand it and the message it
contains for you.
By all means join in worship with the members of a great religion if that is your inclination or
preference. Listen to what you are told is the Word of God, but then make up your own mind.
must have created you out of love. If what you are being told has to do
with love, then you can be safe in knowing that it comes from
Also look at and listen to the whole world around you and see what it tells you about its - and your
- maker. In the New Testament it is reported that many people did not hear or understand what Jesus said. You
have your own part to play in divine revelation: the listening and recognising part:
"He that hath ears to hear, let him
hear," said Jesus.
This is good advice. Divine revelation is impossible if you keep your ears closed to
You also need to open your eyes and see what is there
before them, rather than what you think you
The method is similar to that of a beginning artist who is learning to look at everything anew. It
requires artistry to live well, and divine revelation can show you how – if you will allow it
If you are the product of the greatest creativity there can be, then you need to exert your own
creativity to reflect and repay this. You must look at each day as a fresh chance to live the way you are
meant to. You must learn to accept the bad with the good and take nothing for granted, but seek under every
stone and behind every hedge and in everything said or done by those around you for God's message to
Learn also to ponder the deeper meaning of what people say to you, rather than merely reacting to
what you think they are saying.
Open your eyes and ears and mind to everything and
everyone around you, so that you will not miss the Word that God is sending straight to your