I went to Wal-mart yesterday, and two cashiers were talking at the checkout stand, and I couldn’t hear a word they said. Something about chocolate. Then they asked if I had ever had some. Too embarrassed to say that I couldn’t hear them, I just said yes. (I guess I love chocolate enough that I probably have had whatever brand they were talking about…) But still! Am I too embarrassed to ask them to repeat themselves?
So my hearing isn’t as good as it once was. Or maybe they were mumbling. It got me thinking, though.
When God talks, do I pretend to hear Him? Do I carefully “repeat” His Word over and over in my mind, to be sure I hear and understand? Even more importantly, do I DO what He says when I hear Him?
I heard once that the majority of hearing problems aren’t hearing problems at all; rather, the listener has trouble deciphering different sounds in her brain. In other words, she isn’t focusing on one particular sound until she hears it.
“Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart” (Psalm 119:134, NKJV).
Lord, may I listen to You today!