How Well Do You Listen?

How much effort do you really put forth into listening to someone? Be honest. As technology advances, lives become cluttered, and noisy distractions are commonplace, it seems that society- as a whole- has become a group of great talkers and horrible listeners. Let's take this a bit further... how much effort do you really put forth into listening to GOD? Do you EVER put forth ANY effort? I'm not bringing this up to step on toes- Lord knows I truly am one of the worst at being quiet before Him in order to listen. It's crucial, however, in our goal to be more like Christ, to actively listen for the voice of God. Is it even important enough to you to try to hear what God has to say to you about your own life - or are you just going your own way, perhaps even talking to God, but never really listening for His input? For every believer, there will be times when it seems God is ignoring and perhaps even blocking us (which is not true- but everyone feels that way at some point). However, are your¬†attempts¬†at hearing Him about as good as a toddler's attempt to stay focused and follow directions? I have a 2-year-old... I can go there. ¬†If we are truly growing in our faith- shouldn't our … [Read more...]

Word Of Wisdom Wednesday

"So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants." Ephesians 5:16, 17 … [Read more...]