Saturday, October 2, 2010

Willing to listen

In Luke 6:27, But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies!" sounds easy enough, but it?

A couple of things involved first is listening. Listening is a gift and one that in today's time it seems we all want to talk. I've found myself saying listen, listen reminding myself that at times that is what I need to do...sit quietly and listen. A gift, a present to another for several reasons one is she cares, she is willing to listen intently to another. So are you willing to listen or do you want to just hear your own voice again?

The second is to understand, perceive that in order to be what we need to be we need to listen to Christ and love and welcome our enemies! Yes, not our friends that's easy, but our enemies. You know the folks that are difficult to love! Listen and love the hard to love. Love the one that may have broken your heart and listen to Christ help you to love this difficult person. Yes, the only way to love this person is with Christ showing you how...!!!

So, today's thought for me from the Word was being willing to listen and to let Christ help me understand how to love my enemy, because without Him I could not ever achieve this gift of loving of my enemy. I am willing LORD...I am willing...

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, Jesus was right when He said,"to you who are willing to listen." How many of us want to hear, "love your enemies?" Nope, not me, but I do want to try to listen to what Jesus said to us and be obedient to His instructions. Trying to listen and love the way our Savior said we should.