Sunday, February 20, 2011

PM#0439 Are we listening to others?

Matthew 15:18 -- But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart.

When a person speaks, did you know that what they say comes from their heart and may be important to them?

According to Matthew 15:18 that is true. Perhaps we should examine our response to them. Does our response show that we care or is it of indifference?

If our faith is truly in Christ then we should look for ways to encourage other people. Hebrews 3:13 says "encourage one another daily".

Let's be truthful. How many of us have focused on our own personal issues that we fail to listen to others? I believe that may happen all too often.

Perhaps we should turn to prayer and ask God's help in adjusting our focus to be able to encourage other people.

Father, help us to learn to encourage others and to listen to them, In Jesus, Name. Amen.