He Hears Us

He Hears Us

God hears us! The Almighty with whom all things are possible hears us! The Greek meaning of to hear, is to stop and pay attention to. When we pray, God stops and pays attention to us. He doesn’t just pay attention: He answers our petitions according to His will. Our confidence in God grows as we know He hears us. At times when we speak to others, we realize that they only hear us partially. Hearing is filtered through past experiences and the revelation of truth. No one will hear fully until we are perfected in the Kingdom, but God does.

He not only hears fully what we ask; He also hears what we have no words to express. He pays attention to the petitions we express, and to those we have in our hearts. He exceeds our expectations and does above and beyond all that we ask or think.

We ask God for the total victory we have in Christ. Every request we have is answered by more of Him. The moment we ask, we receive. We do not ask wondering if He wills, but according to His will. Without a doubt, it is His will for us to receive what He has given us. God hears us. We do not always hear Him. We find we hear Him increasingly as we pay attention to Him, from glory to glory!

1 John 5:14-15 “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

 

An Ear to Hear

An Ear to Hear

We are to be slow to speak and quick to hear. When we communicate with the Lord, we delight in hearing what He has to say. In our conversations with others, we should endeavor to listen to them with undivided attention. To quickly hear is the key because we naturally are made to quickly speak. It takes practice by the grace of God to do the opposite, be slow to speak and quick to hear.

In a conversation, we may be thinking of an answer even before we have heard everything the other person has to say. Instead of listening to them, we are meditating on what we are going to say. It is important to pay attention to what is said. Our hearing is filtered by past mindsets so it helps to lay aside what we think we know, and focus on what the other person is saying. When we are slow to speak, because we take the time to hear, our words will have greater impact.

In our hearts we care so much for others we want to know what they have to share. Giving a listening ear is a loving and caring gesture. We treat others the way we would like them to treat us, from glory to glory!

Proverbs 18:13 “He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.” 

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