What are You Listening For?

What are You Listening For?

A nature lover, walking with a friend along a busy city street, stopped suddenly and asked his friend, “Do you hear a cricket?”

“Of course not,” his friend said with a laugh. “You could never hear a cricket above the roar of all this traffic.”

“I’m sure I hear a cricket,” insisted the nature lover. Turning over a stone, he uncovered the insect.

“Did you actually hear that cricket chirping above this noise?” asked his friend in astonishment.

“Certainly,” said the nature lover. “I make it a habit to listen to nature, whether I am in a forest, a field, or in town. Everyone hears whatever he’s listening for.”

To illustrate his point, he took a coin from his pocket and he dropped it to the pavement. The two men watched as each passer-by put his hand in his pocket to see if he was the one who had dropped the coin.

What are you listening for? Gold or God? Your ears are tuned to listen for something, like a radio is tuned to receive the broadcast from a distant radio station. God’s ears are tuned to hear your prayers. Are yours tuned to hear what He has to say to you?

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5 Comments

  1. idowu moses
    October 16, 2012, 8:50 am   /  Reply

    I love and blessed by what i read every time. Thanks for the ministrations . Moses

  2. March 27, 2014, 9:52 pm   /  Reply

    very inspiring!!!……..i love being a christian in the army of Christ

  3. chi chi
    December 8, 2014, 9:23 am   /  Reply

    Wow, this is mind blowing.
    Dear God please teach me to tune my ears to hear you.
    Amen.

  4. G spencer
    November 11, 2015, 6:03 am   /  Reply

    When I trying to read the words of God I don’t or can’t hear anything back . it’s like our pastor would read something and say to us let see what God has to say to us .and I don’t get anything at all out off it please help me . I want to learn but can’t

    • shelley
      March 7, 2017, 7:45 am   /  Reply

      Dear G. Spencer,
      I know this reply is many months after you posted it, but I have just come acrossed it. I, like you, feel that I am not doing something correctly, as I keep praying that I will hear what GOD is telling me. I know that GOD, Christ and the Holy Spirit are with me, yet I wish that I could hear so much clearer. I just wanted to let you know that I understand how you feel, and I believe that as long as we have faith in our Lord than we will indeed hear exactly what he has to tell us, as long as we don’t shut down and stop listening.
      God Bless you.

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