Listening, are we really listening or just watching people’s lips move? For those of us that are hard of hearing, we do both and still miss a lot. Some people seem to be listening but all they’re really hearing is yada, yada, yada. A select few have a gift, a skill that all Christians should be trying to develope, and that is the ability to truly listen. Pastor Wes nailed it yesterday when he said, “Listening goes far beyond words.” We need to stop listening and start hearing! When you ask someone how they’re doing, do you really want to know? If you do, pay attention to hear what they are saying. Sharing worries and concerns isn’t easy for many, listen, hear what people are saying and sometimes what they are leaving unsaid. Do you sit in church every Sunday listening to the sermon or do you really hear it? Our Pastors spend more time in prayer and study than we do so they can help us recharge on Sunday to face the world on Monday! Hear what they are saying! Most importantly, are you hearing what God is saying to you? Do you seek His voice in His Word? Do you listen to Him or do you do all the talking? The Psalmist knew what he was talking about when he wrote, “Be still and know that I am God.” Hear Him, hear His Word, don’t just listen! Another great point Pastor Wes made was, “If you listen but don’t really hear, your actions will show it!” That totally explains what’s wrong in many churches today, they listen but don’t hear! We all need to plug in our listening devices so we can clearly hear one another, but even more so, that we can hear what God is saying to our hearts! So be ready, if someone asks if you “got your ears on” you can quickly reply “I hear ya brotha/sista!