"The Divine Voice is not always expressed in words. It is made known as a heart-consciousness."
Maybe I'm too much of a self-professed "word-nerd", but the word conscious messed with me. Not that it's a difficult word to recognize or understand, but I just couldn't get past its harsh reality.
In order to be in need of an awakening, the heart must have been found sleeping at some point.
My mind quickly switches to teacher-mode, and I imagine that sloth-like student that just won't pick his head up off of the desk. You can make it a huge ordeal, draw attention to it, and consequently lose your entire class's focus...or....you can let him lay there a while, realizing that at some point, he'll recognize the importance of what he's missing. At least you hope so.
If I replace that teacher image with God and think of myself as that lazy student, it's a bit too shameful for me to think on for too long.
This sneakily made its way past my eyes and pressed in to my spirit last night. Very heavily.
Suddenly I am very aware, or conscious, of what the Divine Voice is asking of me.
Let my heart stay open and alert to the things you are speaking to me.
I want to think with a kingdom-mindset.
Let this spirit awake.