If You Are Going to Listen to God, You Start By Listening to Those Around You

“If a person cannot understand what man says to him, how can he possibly understand what God is speaking to him? If he cannot hear clearly the words spoken by people who sit close by, how can he hear God who speaks within him from heaven? If he cannot understand man’s audible words, how can he understand God’s words spoken to his spirit?” – Watchman Nee “The Character of God’s Workman

Are you a good listener? It starts with listening to those around you. When you do, your ears will tune in to discern God’s direction more clearly, His Word will come alive more richly and you will become more and more aware of God’s presence in your life when you make yourself available to those around you.

About mattdabbs
I am a minister, husband, and father. My wife and I live and minister in Saint Petersburg, Florida. My primary ministry responsibilities include: small groups, 20s and 30s, involvement, and adult education.

3 Responses to If You Are Going to Listen to God, You Start By Listening to Those Around You

  1. It seems to me that it would be difficult to “Love thy neighbor” without being able to listen to them, and attempting to understand their perspective.

  2. “If you do not love your brother, whom you can see, how can you love God, whom you cannot see?”

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