No, this isn't one of those Whitey Herzog endorsements for the latest hearing aid. Although, I've got to say since I've had my new aids I'm hearing A LOT more sounds that i was. It's funny, my audiologist told me I'd begin to hear the birds chirping again, and I have. And they're loud.
Truthfully there are many sounds going on through out the day, all right around you, and you're not even aware. Your hearing might be off like mine, or you might have pitch perfect hearing. But i bet you're still not picking up the myriad of radio, spotify and tv sound all around you. Why? You simply don't have the right receptor. You're not "tuned in".
Listening to the Lord is a lot like tuning in on your Bluetooth headset. You're dialing in, paying attention and "listening" to what's coming across your feed. What if listening to the Lord Jesus was very similar?
Jesus in Luke 5 is seen frequently getting away, to pray. Prayer is both talking and listening. Listening for what God might say to you. Listening for direction. Listening for affirmation. Being mindful that God is crazy jealous for you.
What holds us back? Maybe holds you back? Here's an idea..... we're too busy. To listen well to your spouse or kids or friends, takes intentional time and energy. To listen well doesn't just happen. Are you able to pause that you might here from your friend Jesus Christ? Here's thought # 2. In order to does this... you've got to be of the mindset that He EXISTS and that He WANTS TO SPEAK to You. Some days that's a mountain of belief....
Sunday I'll begin a 3 part series Called Listening to God. This week, what "HEARING AIDS" will help us tune in to what God wants to say. I hope you'll join me in person or online beginning at 9:33am.
It's also National Ice Cream day and the first 80 folks 12 and older are guaranteed and ice cream bar courtesy of our Elder team! Hope you and your family will be there! Sorry on line viewers, the ice cream will melt before we can get it to you :-)
See You Sunday Friend!
PS- How can we pray for you? Click here What's going on? Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us. I had my prostate removed Monday June 26. Slowly working my way back. Thank you for thinking of us!