Just Listen

posted Feb 19, 2012, 2:50 PM by web feat
It was the "mountaintop experience" for which mountaintop experiences are named: 3 disciples see Jesus in conversation with Elijah and Moses, and see him totally transformed right before their eyes. Then they are enveloped in a cloud and hear the voice of God: "This is my Son, marked by my love. Listen to him."

It sounds easy enough - just "listen!" Yet studies show we're not very good at it. Typically, we remember only about 25% of what we hear, and most people would much rather talk than listen. And if we're honest, how many of us think of prayer as us TALKING to God? We may express frustration about not getting answers to our prayers, but when do we actually listen?

Like the disciples, there is much in life we do not understand. And listening may not immediately come to mind as a spiritual discipline. But learning to really listen to God can help keep us on the right path.

The message for February 19th is now ready for download.