Listening and Hearing Mark Farley August 18, 2023 0 Likes 74 Views Did you hear THAT?.. Have you ever noticed how things we hear with others can sometimes be interpreted differently? It doesn’t happen all the time, but sometimes what I think I heard was not what others heard or vice versa. It is not a matter of understanding language, rather it’s what filters in our mind are tuned in that filters what our ears receive. Now maybe it’s different for you, but I have learned over time that when I am preoccupied, I am not the best listener. I have had enough negative experiences and consequences to know that I need to be present, focused, and willing to listen in order to hear. It’s the same with the Holy Spirit residing in our hearts. When we are tuned into God’s will instead of our own, we can hear what our heart is telling us. When worldly clamors are distracting us, it’s hard to hear our heart, not to mention what others around us are trying to tell us… Check your experience…“But soon the sense of His presence had been blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly those within myself.” Big Book pg. 13 Lord, let us open our hearts and clear our minds to be present and able to listen so we can truly hear, AMEN. “So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them.” Luke 8:18 Have a blessed day Y’all! Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pastor+mark+farley&ref=nb_sb_noss How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought?