Are You Listening?

Thank You for a beautiful morning, Father! My quick walk outside was exhilarating! You are ever giving! Praise Your name!

Revelation 2:7 (<<click green)

“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying…”

Ask anyone who is around me very long and they will affirm that I have some hearing impairment. What? I said, “Ask anyone…” OK, that’s a running joke in our home. Karen and I both struggle to hear each other sometimes. I can be looking straight at her and still not hear her clearly. I can’t hear high pitched sounds at all anymore. Many times Karen has asked, “Do you hear that?” and my response will be, “Hear what?”

I have ears to hear but am I listening? People speak and I hear the sounds coming out of their mouths but do I listen? It is important to hear what those around me are saying but it is even more important to “listen to the Spirit”.  He may not speak with and audible voice but he speaks nonetheless and if I am listening, I am better able to handle the many aspects of my life.

The Spirit is not just floating out there somewhere. The third Person of the Trinity is always with me. There is nowhere I can go that He is not there. And as with any companion, He enjoys interacting with me. As I travel this journey and interact with Him, His voice becomes all the more familiar. I find comfort and direction as we walk side by side.

Lord, help me to do more than just hear. Enable me to listen so as to understand, as well. Amen.

June 29th, Thurs, 8:10 am