Tuesday, August 28, 2012

He who has Ears

We are a people so desperately craving to be heard, that we have forgotten amidst our babbling, that few actually are listening. . .really listening to one another. Os Guiness says: "...The rarest commodity in the West is attention… because in the West everybody’s speaking, e.mailing, texting, tweeting, blogging, you name it. Everybody’s speaking. Nobody’s listening. And we think with better technologies we’ll get over to them. It’s not a technological problem, it’s a spiritual, moral problem. And if ever we needed the power of the Holy Spirit to say things simple and fresh that break through this barrier it’s today".


Nellie Dee said...

Amen! I hear ya.

Ben LaBarre said...

Listening to that :) ... Heath thank you for impacting my life in such a positive way. My walk with Christ would not be where it is without you pouring into it when you did. I consider you one of the fundamental people that showed me what it looks like to Disciple and to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ. Be encouraged, your having an eternal impact. :)

naomi said...

Thanks Heath; well said. I sometimes feel that the air we breathe is just saturated with all this babble....that our 'communication' has become too quick, too far-reaching....that we are crowding out what little room there is left for the gentle, quiet voice of God.