Listening vs. Hearing

Our last series with our middle schoolers was about Skull Candy, those really sweet ear buds. It was all about

“Who and what you plug into will influence what you do.”

Today the lesson was on how God tries to talk to us all the time through different mediums but we don’t hear him. We are too busy or treat Him like a genie that is only allowed to speak when we want Him.

So many times we sit in church and listen to a Pastor feed us. Or we listen to music fused with Biblical principles. Or we read blogs of people whom we view as spiritual leaders in this facet of our lives. We listen to words that are said or sung or typed. We read God’s word and listen as He talks to Moses and the Israelites or as Jesus commands the disciples to go out into the world.

But are we hearing?

We do the action of listening but are we truly hearing.

Are you too busy, too loud, too proud, to scared, to scholarly, to controlling to hear Him?

I am. All too often.

To hear Him would mean I would have to shut up.

I think we all could benefit from a Q-tip now and then. More often now and less then.

Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

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Listening vs. Hearing

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