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
It 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 .
Just before Jesus went to the Cross, he promised his disciples that He would send them a wonderful counsellor.
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!
This promised Wonderful Counsellor whom we call Holy Spirit is actually the Spirit of Jesus.
This Holy Spirit:
- would guide them
- advise them
- respond to their requests
- would comfort them
- give them peace & restore their joy
The good news is that this counsellor was not just for the disciples or for the early Church.
The good news is that he lives in us as well.
In John 17 Jesus prays for the disciples. He also prayed for all who would believe in Him through their message.
The Wonderful Counsellor
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 Sound- Powered Telephone
I Will Answer
I Will Come To Save You
May today’s video He Will Come To Save You give you the courage to hope again.
Call On His Name!