Slow listening? We’re all told that the art of good speaking is good listening. There’s little argument about the character skills that can be obtained by becoming a good listener. There’s a problem, though; how do you make that happen?
Think about it. The key is “listening slowly.” The real problem with listening is the fact that we often try to listen as fast as we speak. Listening too quickly makes us anxious. That makes for poor listening.
God’s Word tells us: “(When a neighbor knocked on the door.) I tell you, even though he won't get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as much as he needs” (Luke 11:8).”
Are you listening slowly? It’s important to hear everything God has to say, and the best way I know is to literally tell Him to “Speak Lord, I’m all ears!” When you do a calmness will push into your heart and your ears will be finely tuned to ALL the divine wisdom God has to offer. Listen slowly and speak less. It works with others and it really works with God.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of
its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com