Listen

One of the things I’ve noticed as I get older is my hearing is not as sharp as it once was. My Dad used to warn me not to listen to so much loud rock ‘n roll when I was growing up. I do believe that over the years of listening to loud music has hurt my hearing. I especially liked my floor monitors pretty loud when playing live. Now that I’ve converted to “in ear monitors”, they are pretty loud too.

Solomon writes some very wise words throughout the Proverbs. He starts it off by challenging me to listen. Check this out….

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
  28 “Then you will call to me,
       but I will not answer.
    You will look for me,
       but you will not find me.
 29 It is because you rejected knowledge
       and did not choose to respect the Lord.
 30 You did not accept my advice,
       and you rejected my correction.
 31 So you will get what you deserve;
       you will get what you planned for others.
 32 Fools will die because they refuse to listen;
       they will be destroyed because they do not care.
 33 But those who listen to me will live in safety
       and be at peace, without fear of injury.” (Proverbs 1:28-33 NCV)

I was reminded not long ago about the “two ears and one mouth” thing and how we should listen twice as much as we speak. A good friend and partner of mine reminded me that we actually have 4 listening devices. We have two ears and two eyes. We should also listen for the non-verbal speech.

As I read the Word of God, I feel like He speaks to my heart even though I didn’t hear an audible voice. I believe it’s important to listen to Him when He speaks through others and then through His Word.  I want to be the best listener of God that I can be!

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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