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Be attentive to the words of Jesus!

Scripture reading for February 15th:  Mark 4

Key Scripture for over-comers:  Mark 4:24-25 “Consider carefully what you hear,” He continued.   “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you–and even more.  Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”  

Jesus told His followers that listening was important.  Listening is not just to hear, but to understand.  When we give full attention to Jesus and want to learn, He reveals more and more of His plans and us.  The measure of diligence and desire we give brings and even greater measure of reward.  On the contrary, if we are careless in our listening and desire to learn, we can even lose what we have already understood.  Spiritual life is not static, but must be growing through active listening and obedience to God’s instructions.    We will definitely reap more than what we sow!

Observations for over-comers:  Active listening is listening with the heart as well as the ears with the intent to learn and obey.  “Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.”  (Proverbs 22:17-18)

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