31 Days – The Listener

Conversations-Listener

 

In this age of amazing technology we have come to expect almost instant responses to our emails, phone calls & especially our text messages.

We have immediate contact with vast numbers of people. That can be a positive or a negative.

Hundreds may see or hear our words but never respond.

We can be left feeling very much alone.

Hearing Is Physiological

Hearing  may or may not result in an action on the hearer’s part.

Listening Is Relational

We listen with our ears & with our eyes.

We listen with our heart.

We respond because we understand the person.

We respond to their real need .

Wonderful Counselor

Just before Jesus went to the Cross, he promised his disciples that He would send them a wonderful counselor.

They would know him when he came.

They would recognize his voice.

He already lived with them.

Later he would live in them .

What an amazing statement!

The  Promised  Counselor

The  Holy Spirit

Was  Jesus

Who Had Lived With Them

And  Would Now

Live Within Them

The Holy Spirit:

  •  Guided them
  • Advised them 
  • Responded to their requests
  • Brought  comfort  to them
  • Gave them peace
  • Restored their joy

 

Good News

The good news is that this counselor was not just for the disciples or for the early Church.

The good news is that Jesus  lives in us as well.

 

The Wonderful Counselor

Lives in you.

He listens – He responds

He guides – He comforts

He gives peace

He restores joy

Do you have a fearful heart?

  • Do not be afraid.

Are you are a weary one?

  • Lift up your eyes to Him
  • You will arise again
  • He will surely come

For the brokenhearted

  • Don’t lose your faith
  • Find strength in his loving arms
  • When you call on his Name

A Voice-Powered Telephone

Take time today to talk to the Wonderful Counselor.

Just Call

I Will Answer

I Will Come To Save You

 

May today’s video  give you the courage to hope again.

 

 

Virtually yours

linda

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