An Unexpected Gift
An Unexpected Gift
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
John 6:63 (ESV)
Jesus, we thank you that you love us enough to communicate and speak to us. Through the power of Your Spirit, quiet our hearts. Let us sit in awe of who You are. May we stop our selfish chatter enough to hear You speak. We are Your people and we long to hear Your voice. Lord, let us be a people that are quick to listen and slow to speak. We want to hear more of You and less of us.
We can be that thread of love from Jesus to others just by listening to them. Don’t underestimate the power of listening. It’s counter intuitive. It requires concentration. It requires sacrifice. It may be awkward. And it is just plain HARD. But God calls us to listen. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says…” (Rev 3:22). Not only does He want us to listen to each other, but He’s commanding us to listen to HIM.
It’s often easier to say, then to BE. But my prayer is that we’d spend more time being and listening to our Master, the Creator and Lover of our Souls, and to each other.
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