Tag Archive Listening

ByKaren

Good Grief

“Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah….”   Do you ever feel like the adults on Charlie Brown when you are talking to someone?  Especially your spouse or your children?

It drives me batty when I am trying to talk to my children or give them chores etc., and I feel like they aren’t listening to a word I say.

Or I’ll tell them something over and over, and they turn to me and say, “Huh?”

I wonder if that is how God feels when He is trying to tell us something or trying to get us to do something?  

The Word says the He knows His sheep and His sheep know His voice.  Sometimes it’s hard to hear that still, small voice, when we have so much going on in and around our lives.  It seems as if God is inaudible or speaks another language entirely. 

His living words are in the Holy Bible.  He speaks thru His word, straight into our lives and hearts. Even when you can’t hear Him audibly, know that you can read His words of wisdom and guidance.

So the next time that you feel as if no one is “hearing” you, ask yourself if you are listening for the voice of Jesus.

ByAngie

Do You Hear What I Hear?

I’ve been listening trying my best to listen to God lately.

Sometimes it seems His voice is so still and small, I can barely hear it. Other times, it is so loud and clear, it knocks me to the floor.

Recently: still and small. I began asking him to speak to me more. I felt lost without hearing from Him. All I could hear Him say was “Read my word…” So I did what he said and read more than I have typically. “Um, Lord, I still need more” was my reply.

He came back with silence.

God has been cutting out a LOT of things in my life the last few months. Today, I realized even more that needs to go. Immediately. No debating, waiting, negotiating. Just needs to leave. Now. Not bad stuff, but he needs my focus to be ALL on Him and no where else. He said, “It’s time.” So here I am.

Are you listening? Are you hearing what he says? If not, I challenge you to ask Him the who, what, when, where, and how of what it will take to spark the conversation back up!

ByKaren

What You Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis?

While speaking this way to a Jackson or Drummond might be funny, probably not the best or most recommended way to speak to Jesus. Just sayin'...

I know, I know. I watch too many re-runs of “nostalgic” television…

Anyhoo, has anyone been hearing from God lately? Seems like when you need Him to speak the most, He is ever most silent. Not true though. Most people want to hear an audible voice so bad, that they miss out on the little things that God is trying to tell them. Then others just hear what they want to hear. If it’s not the answer they want, they didn’t “really” get an answer now did they?… hmmm

 

The Bible is God’s word; His life plans laid out for us to follow. He leaves visible answers to prayers for us everyday. It’s all in how you look at life and the situations that are given to us.
Which brings to mind a real life story of a boy, who was in an automobile accident. He received severe head trauma and such in this wreck. As he underwent several test, scans showed that he had large tumors on his brain that were life threatening. Since all of his test were done at a large children’s hospital, he was able to receive the immediate medical attention that he needed, so that he could have a full recovery. If the wreck had not happened, would he have been able to have that full recovery? Only God knows. But this accident was a blessing in disguise. It’s all how you look at it.
When Jesus told the leper to dip in the water 7 times, I can see him now saying, “say what? Did He just tell me to dip in the river?” It’s hard to believe that something so simple, could change your entire life. It’s like an “I could’ve had a V8” moment.
When God speaks, whether it’s audible, written, visible, or just the still small voice in your spirit man, don’t be surprised if it makes no sense whatsoever! You have to keep in mind that His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways. The wreck mentioned above, could be looked at as a sad situation, but God turned it around for the good of that family.
So if God gives you an answer that is unconventional, don’t say, “What You talkin’ ’bout God?” Just go with it. It’s for your own good! =)