Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Listening seems to be getting harder and harder today. We have become so comfortable with much speaking and little listening. Attention is on texts and posts, shorthand and acronyms fill our communication making it impersonal and emotionally disconnected from others. We feel free to speak without regard for another’s feelings and yet live where the smallest of things offend people. Listening can do amazing things in our lives and relationships. When God describes listening it involves more than a passing moment.

Isaiah 55:3 “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”

He describes bowing or leaning in to focus on listening and when He says come unto me, I believe He means don’t just hear the sounds but listen with your mind and process it with your emotions, in other words listen with your soul and it can change everything. Most of us will benefit greatly when we learn to listen God’s way.