Listen More

 
 

A reminder to do more listening than talking. It's Biblical, you know. Not sure what to say? Silence and an open ear can be just as good, if not better (the Book of Proverbs says it may actually make you look smarter).

Jesus had an unbreakable habit of prayer. This, of course, included listening. Perhaps that's why His ministry was so powerful, His sermons so dang good, His decisions so precise. The man knew how to listen to God. 

We Christians could take cues. Listen more to God and listen more to your fellow humans. No one ever said "boy! I love hanging around that guy who talks all the time and never listens."

So a quick challenge for today: spend time listening to God, and spend time listening to a human (you might want to prompt one or both with real good question).