I spent many hours today listening to people talk. On the flip side, people listened to me talk as well. We humans are a talkative group. Sadly, we aren’t very good listeners. Still, I found myself engaged in some very interesting conversations and a few that I probably could have avoided.
What I also find interesting is whom we find interesting: If a person of notoriety speaks, his or her comments will be quoted in the press, written about in the blogosphere, and shared thousands of times over Facebook. Whether famous people make a profound or a preposterous statement, it will be heard by millions around the country and possibly even the world.
The most influential person in all of history is Jesus Christ, yet we rarely listen to what He has to say to us. Jesus is the Word of God, and He came to engage all people in conversation. God came to earth so He could speak to us. He came to talk to us about salvation, redemption and forgiveness. And some of those conversations are recorded in the Gospels.
Scripture says, “Go and tell this people: be ever hearing but never understanding” (Isaiah 6:9). God in Christ is always speaking to us, but we don’t give Him the attention He deserves so we can understand His plan of salvation and His work in our lives.
Challenge yourself to listen to God, who speaks to you.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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