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Today’s post was written by my sister-friend Kristin Andrews, a woman who has been part of my life since I was seven months old. She doesn’t blog but writes beautiful thoughts in her prayer journal during her daily quiet time. She has agreed to share this entry from her journal with us.
Hearing God Amid Life’s Distractions by Kristin Andrews
The Lord has made two things.
He has made ears that hear.
He has also made eyes that see.
Proverbs 20:12 NIRV
I never realized how important hearing was until my son lost hearing in his left ear. I have watched him in a crowded room, misunderstanding what people say. I have watched him do something he thought I told him to do even though I said something entirely different. I have also watched him get closer to me when he really wants to understand what I have to say about something.
Isn’t that much like us? In a world full of distractions, do we sometimes misunderstand God because we can’t hear Him because of everything else that surrounds us?
Haven’t we done something that we thought God told us to do, only to find out we hadn’t really heard Him at all?
Isn’t it interesting that if we get close and truly give Him our time and attention that we will hear what He is really saying?
Pray: Lord, let me not be distracted or deceive myself into thinking I am hearing you. Let me draw close to read your lips and hear your words. Open my ears and let me hear! Open my eyes and let me see! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
For more encouragement, visit these guest posts I (Jennifer) had appear on other sites this week:
- You’ve Got to Slow Down! 6 Tips for the Busy Mom to Find Rest at Raising Sticky Hands to Heaven
- A New Thing at Comfort in the Midst of Chaos
For more from the Be Fully Persuaded series, including testimonies of God’s love and faithfulness to my family in times past, click the graphic below:
I’ll be speaking in the Special Needs track at Teach Them Diligently in Dallas. Registrations are filling up at all venues! Which one will you attend?