Psalm 34.11 (CEB)
Come, children, listen to me. Let me teach you how to honor the Lord:
Listening to podcasts has become a daily activity for me. Often while walking the dog, I am also learning something new. When I first began it would take me the specified time to listen to the whole thing. Until I found that I could cut the time in half if I listen at double speed. I must confess listening at this rate did take some time to get used to. Yet, I got rather comfortable to it.
Then there are several podcasts that I generally listen at their “normal” posted speed. These podcasts are really too hard to understand when sped up. I also listen at regular speeds to the ones that I really want to pay particular attention to and concentrate on. The content is so informative and challenging that I have paused it occasionally just to let some words sink in.
Listening to God takes some practice as well. While it seems simple, it’s the simplicity that makes it hard. We have a tendency to complicate listening to God with the right posture and dedicated times. And while this is all well and good, if we have forgotten to trust that God is moving, then all the right posturing will not help us listen and obey. Yet God is always calling to us, showing us the ways to go, if we will but listen.
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church