R You Listening?

29

I have little recollection of a short stint I had assisting a Kingdergarten teacher years ago, but one lesson she taught at the beginning of the year remains clear. She neatly wrote a question across the chalkboard and drilled this into her students right from the start. R U Listening? The teacher knew the students would need to learn to listen if they were to learn, grow, and succeed.

I know countless people who talk and pray to God on a regular basis, but I wonder how many of us are taking the time to listen. As I continue my walk through a valley of loss and challenging, unexpected change, I am conscious more than ever of my need to listen – to the Lord.
I have placed my heart and life in the hands of the Lord, and I press into Him daily in prayer, in writing, in fellowship as I seek to hear from Him. I study His Word regularly to listen to what He has to say to me, but I take one vital step further. I take the time to hear from Him as He speaks to me in a personal, intimate, way based on my own individual life.


When life is hard, as it is now, I no longer merely pray that He takes me to the other side. I seek His face, His wisdom, and His guiding light and leadership as He uses the difficult places I walk through to mold me, to shape me, and to bring me to spiritual maturity.


Am I listening? Yes. I am. I listen with my physical ears, and I listen with my spiritual ears. His Holy Spirit speaks to me. Why? Not only because God loves me as His child, but because I am listening. I take the time and care in fellowship with Him to be sensitive to His Spirit.


Here is an example. I have noticed fiery dart after fiery dart from the enemy in a direct attack against me through numerous people. I know it is not the people; it is the enemy operating through the people. In the past, I would have simply complained and thrown a pity party.


This time, I have been sensitive to the Lord to see what He wants to teach me through all this. Because I have listened, I have been able to hear through my spiritual ears what the Lord is desiring to accomplish right now. He is teaching me not to be offended by the sin of others, but to forgive them, and to love them and to minister to them in His name.


I know this because I have been listening, to His Word as I study the Bible, and to His voice as He speaks to me.


A healthy relationship involves two-way communication. We are to speak, but we also are to listen.


R U Listening?

Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at https://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

29 Comments

  1. Asking questions are really nice thing if you are not understanding anything completely, except this piece of writing gives pleasant understanding even.

  2. Hi would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re utilizing?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different
    web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
    Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a honest price?

    Many thanks, I appreciate it!

  3. Pretty component to content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to say that I get in fact
    enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing in your feeds and even I success you get entry to consistently rapidly.

  4. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just
    your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything.
    But think about if you added some great visuals or videos to give your posts more,
    “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this blog could undeniably be one of the very best in its niche.
    Fantastic blog!

  5. Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so
    I came to check it out. I’m definitely enjoying the information.
    I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Terrific blog and amazing design and style.

  6. Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with
    SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results.
    If you know of any please share. Kudos!

  7. I have been browsing online more than three hours lately, yet I never
    discovered any fascinating article like yours.
    It’s beautiful value sufficient for me. Personally, if all website
    owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you
    did, the internet shall be much more useful than ever before.

  8. Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this web page regularly,
    this website is genuinely fastidious and the users are actually
    sharing pleasant thoughts.

  9. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next write
    ups thanks once again.

  10. I seriously love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme.

    Did you create this site yourself? Please reply back
    as I’m hoping to create my own personal blog and want to know where you got this from or what the theme is named.
    Many thanks!

  11. What’s up everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web site, and
    piece of writing is genuinely fruitful designed for me, keep up posting such articles.

  12. Every weekend i used to go to see this web page, for
    the reason that i want enjoyment, for the reason that this
    this web page conations really fastidious funny material too.

  13. I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s
    both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you,
    you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that too
    few men and women are speaking intelligently about.

    I’m very happy that I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

  14. Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; we have created some nice
    procedures and we are looking to swap strategies with
    other folks, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  15. Hello there I am so grateful I found your blog page, I really
    found you by error, while I was looking on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am
    here now and would just like to say kudos for a tremendous post and a all round enjoyable
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and
    also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up
    the superb b.

  16. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do
    with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead
    of that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely
    be back.

  17. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  18. Hi! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post
    reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this.

    I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that
    cover the same topics? Thank you so much!

  20. I have been surfing online more than three hours
    lately, but I by no means discovered any fascinating article like yours.
    It’s beautiful price sufficient for me. Personally, if all site owners
    and bloggers made excellent content material as
    you probably did, the internet will probably
    be much more useful than ever before.

Leave A Reply