day 22 – listening love
When you speak and someone turns away not listening, how does that make you feel? What about when you speak and someone draws near, desperate to hear more, paying attention to your every word?
It’s so different, isn’t it? It encourages us, makes us want to speak more and open our hearts to share.
God listens to every word we utter. He really listens. When we speak to Him, God’s face turns to us delighted to hear every word we have to say.
Now, that is love.
Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell you what he did for me.
For I cried out to him for help,
praising him as I spoke.
If I had not confessed the sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
But God did listen!
He paid attention to my prayer.
Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer
or withdraw his unfailing love from me. Psalm 66:16-20
Lord, may I remember that You listen. May I open my mouth, trust You with my heart and receive more of Your love in doing so.
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