UA-69278040-1

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening? Do you find it sometimes difficult to focus on the leading of the Holy Spirit? Me too.Image courtesy of Pixabay

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (James 1:19  NIV)

Sometimes I don’t listen as well as I should. Either my mouth gets in the way or my mind wanders onto other things… whatever the reason I’m not as ‘present’ as I would like to be.

Is it just me? Have you ever found yourself on one side of a conversation but have no idea what the other person was talking about because your to-do list made a noisy bid for your attention?

I sometimes wonder if it’s so hard to listen to people who are physically in front of me, how will I be able to listen to God?

According to James listening involves not only hearing but also acting on what was heard (James 1:22 NKJV).

Do you find yourself listening to everything and everyone but the Holy Spirit? When he comes to gently remind you that it’s time to spend time with the King, do you ignore him and snuggle deeper under the covers? No? Hmmm, just me then.

There are times when I know what God wants but find it so hard to comply. “How can I walk away from this thing when you haven’t shown me what will replace it?”

Are you struggling to listen (and heed) God’s word today? 

Loved this five minute free write? Read the rest of the series here.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Articles

  1. Why Did Paul Write So Many Letters?

    Jan 04, 18 04:45 PM

    Have you ever asked: "Why Did Paul Write So Many Letters?" I think I've stumbled on the answer...

    Read More

  2. 2017 Wrap Up & Blog Post Round Up

    Dec 31, 17 05:02 PM

    Before the year 2017 wraps up I want to take a few moments to thank everyone who has supported this website.

    Read More

  3. Oh, To Be At Rest

    Oct 31, 17 06:32 AM

    Isn’t it interesting that when David wished for the wings of a dove the thing he wanted most was to be at rest?

    Read More

A member of Bible Gateway Grid #bgbg2