Saturday, August 11, 2012

Praycation - DAY ELEVEN

How honest can we be today? Are you ready to admit that you’re not as good at listening, as you ought to be? I’m guilty as charged. You?

Listening is a major factor in our receiving information and understanding and comprehending the information. It plays a major role is our gaining pleasure or displeasure from what we hear and learning from the information. We do it everyday. We ought to be good at it!

There is research that suggests we’re not as good as we should be. We remember only 25 to 50 per cent of what we hear. If someone is talking for more than ten minutes, that means a person is paying attention to less than half of the conversation. What does that mean to husband and wife or parent and child conversations? What does that mean to preachers preaching to people a sermon on Sunday morning?! That’s another discussion for another time.

Listening must be a conscious effort. You must want to pay attention without being bored or losing focus. Listen first without formulating your answer while the other person is talking.

Listening to God like listening to each other can be challenging. It’s a conscious effort. It is the “I want to listen to God and the response is “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11: 15) Ask the Lord to help you today to not let the challenges of life override the opportunity to listen …to those around you especially those you love including God!

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)
Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.
James 1:19 (The Message)
Let us pray:
Speak Lord…your servant is listening in Jesus name, Amen.

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  1. Thank you Bishop for such a mighty word! Thank you for reminding me to listen more! Praise be to God! Sis. Brandy Dudley, Exhorter.

  2. "The prayes of the righteous avail much." I am asking that a prayer be offered for a brother and sister in Christ who are experiencing a life altering event in their lives. On their behalf, please pray for peace, health, assurity, and clarity. Many blessings Lady Myria

    1. Prayers will be lifted up to the Father! - Sis. Brandy Dudley, Exhorter