Today we were encouraged again that even a small word, given in love can make a difference in someones ability to ‘hear’ or ‘listen’ to the voice of God. Life isn’t always what we would like it to be. Loved ones leave, mentally, physically and yes even spiritually. They disconnect from their life and their faith. Sometimes they have been disconnected for a long time and no one could see it. I believe that God still answers the heart cry for those who are trying to ‘listen’ or ‘hear’.
Sometimes we don’t want to listen to those close to us. It’s too much of a ‘downer’…but what is it for the other person? We must be Jesus with skin on to them. Slow down, listen to them and to the Lord. The less we say, the better we can hear. Everyone needs a ‘word’ now and then. Not everyone can give a good word, but those who have been keeping their focus on an intimate relationship with Father God, Son Jesus and Comforter Holy Spirit and truly are watching and listening are better able to give a ‘fitting’ and encouraging word in the time of need.
Jesus said, in Matthew 5:2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the POOR IN SPIRIT, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are THOSE WHO MOURN, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.