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Mary listened

The verse from Luke we just read says that Mary listened. In the cacophony of today’s world that can be one of our biggest challenges - to truly listen. There’s always another beep or buzz distracting us from what matters. The “have to’s” are relentless in their demand. They are a constant drip, drip, drip on our souls. Till we are bone dry and parched inside.

When Mary turned her gaze to Jesus, everything else faded. I don’t know about you, but I often come to him with one eye on the clock or my phone. And then I wonder why I didn’t hear from Him that day. 

Listening involves drawing close to Him. Listening involves an intentional shutting out of distractions so He can hold our thoughts and our hearts captive. Listening involves being still enough to hear God whisper. 

We have to choose whether we prefer the cacophony or whether we choose to shut everything else out to hear Him speak. He longs for us to draw close so we can hear Him when He whispers.

Lean In

Lord, there are so many things in my day that clamor for my attention. Sometimes, the din is overwhelming. Sometimes, though, the noise is from within me – a cluttered mind drowning out Your voice. Help me to listen for Your whispers. I need You, Oh I need You. Amen