Posted by hpippins on June 28, 2015
Listen….In the Bible: James 1:19 says…”Let every man be swift to ear, slow to speak, slow to be angry.” In our world today with smart phones, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., it is so easy to focus on posting pictures, tweeting messages, and texting that we can easily grow hard of hearing to the things God’s Word would have us to focus on. God has blessed us with two ears and one mouth. Our physical design should be a clear indication that we should do twice as much listening as we do giving messages or speaking. The new ways of communicating in the world today can easily cause our hearts to focus on our agenda, our messaging and other things. “The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches can easily prevent us from hearing God’s word, causing us to become unfruitful” Matthew 13:22. So take the time each day to turn off the things that take our attention away from hearing what is needful. There is great value in taking time each day to turn off the distractions of this world, turn off the phone, turn off the television and focus on the voice(word) of the Lord. This will cause us to see the value of Listening with Love. Listen…..