Tuesday, February 7, 2012

we encourage - Listen



Be sure to pay attention to what you hear. To those who are open to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But to those who are not listening, even what they think they have will be taken away from them. Luke 8:18

I've been taking the time to listen lately.
To really listen to what the Lord is trying to say to me.

Of course I should be doing that all the time but let's face it...I don't.

He gets drowned out by kids, dishes, laundry, the latest episode of Hoarders{please don't pretend I'm the only one watching that}.

I've been eliminating some distractions from my life. Some time fillers. Time waisters.

In the process God has made some things abundantly clear to me. Some things Hubby and I had been wrestling with for a long time.

I'm so grateful for the guidance I've recieved. He also reinforced that my time could be much better spent. My time could be much more productive.

More of that time will be spent listening.

Are you listening?


"True blessing isn't just found in hearing God's voice, but in heeding it." Priscilla Shirer




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10 comments:

a girl with a smile said...

oh yes, it's good to know I'm not alone in the same boat.

Thank you for this, encouragement at best

michelle @ this little light said...

Clarity is a wonderful thing, and you're so right: when we slow down and allow some quiet to envelop us, we can usually hear our Lord's voice loud and clear.

Thank you for this lovely reminder!

Shell said...

Every time I read one of these encourage posts it is exactly what I need to hear:) Thanks! God is cool :)

Leslie @ top of the page said...

what a great encouragement today, jami. thank you. and i'm glad to hear the Lord is revealing new things to you guys. that is exciting.

hannah singer said...

amen. thank you, jami. xo

Erin Ledbetter said...

Isn't this the truth...sometimes life gets so "busy"...and just the reminder to stop, smell the roses, and "listen"...is just what we need...thanks for the reminder...just what we need on this Tuesday :)

Erin

EverythingIam-blogspot.blogspot.com said...

Amen sista! So glad we can journey together!

Heather said...

this post is right on, thanks for the reminder!

Krista said...

A wonderful reminder...now to put in practice as you have!

Stephanie said...

I'm hearing you loud and clear sweet friend. Time wasters...I have quite a bit of those in my own life that can drown out the Lords voice when I allow them. Thanks for the reminder! x