Remember the old saying, “Little pitchers have big ears?” It’s a signal to adults that the kids are listening to you – and they don’t have a fully developed filter yet – so everything they hear will at some point be repeated. Having kids is like having a parrot. But you know, that got me to thinking about how it’d be nice if we all paid as close attention to what God was saying to us. If only we listened and really had ears to hear!
The name of Jesus is POWER… and His Word is alive in the hearts of His children.
It seems like we listen to nearly anything before we listen to the Lord and His teaching. I know one lady who will sit and watch re-runs of The Beverly Hillbillies faster than nearly anything – and that show’s been off the air for how many years? We all know how it ends… it’s not really a big surprise after all this time, is it? We all know that Jethro won’t get the girl.
Maybe it’s just me – but every time I read a portion of Scripture, the Lord shows me something I had not noticed before. I hear some folks say they’re bored with Bible study and prayer. I can’t figure that out – because I’m excited that I’ve learned something new – not because it makes me smarter than anyone else, but because it’s one more thing that can bring me closer to my Savior. To me, that’s time well spent. He died for me – I want to live for Him. Every new thing I learn increases my faith in God and His faithfulness and goodness to me.
I love Lucinda’s new poem – I think you’ll like it too.
Good guidance you will find when you listen to HIS voice. It’s easier to hear His voice if you stay in His Word and in prayer. Use your lips to speak and your ears to hear His word – (and some of us will use our fingers to type His blog).
If you are blessed by these words, I hope you will share the blog link with a friend. It’s my joy to encourage and uplift through God’s Word and His Spirit. Have a beautiful day and keep listening – with intent! 🙂