I listen to you; I hear Him

I listen to the older man tell me, “Guard the truth.”
          I hear God say it, too.

I listen to my young niece say, “Stay relevant; be authentic.”
           I hear God say it, too.

I listen to my peer encourage me, “Don’t give up.”  
          I hear God say it, too.

I listen to another sister sympathize, “My heart hurts with you.”
          I hear God say it, too. 

I listen to the author write, “Use your uniqueness to make a big deal out of God.”
          I hear God say it, too.

I listen to my friend’s e-mail, “Focus on the words and Jesus.”
          I hear God say it, too.

I listen to a Blood-brother say, “Fasting is difficult, but there’s much to be thankful for.”
          I hear God say it, too. 

I listen to a blogger comment, “God will provide the strength when you need it.” 
          I hear God say it, too.

I listen to my husband whisper, “I’m madly in love with you.”
          I hear God say it, too.

Sometimes,
when I listen to you
    carefully enough, and
    openly enough, and
    discerningly enough,
          I hear God say it, too. 

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Do you hear Him through others, too?

My Walks with Him

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a creative post! And profound. Thank you.

Stephanie

Misty said...

choosing to hear him must be the same as choosing to see him, in teh child, the drunk, the poor, the wealthy, the sinner, the saint. yes?
i love this post so very much.

Rie said...

What a beautiful way to listen to the people around you. Hearing God in every word.

I have been keeping up with your family and have been praying for your mom. Peace and comfort to you, Lisa.

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Thank you for this, I find it really hard to listen to people, it's like, I know I'm loved but I don't believe it.
What an encouraging post.

Esther said...

I know this! So true, so true...beautiful.

Rayanne said...

Yes...I always try and listen to God speaking, through others and really any and everything. Great post!
Thanks so very much for coming by today. You blessed me.
So good to know you via blogger!

Kath said...

Thanks for the encouragement to listen to God's words from the people around us.
Kath

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