Introvert or extrovert, I’m not sure which category best describes you. Even though I am an extrovert, there are moments when I take pause as an introvert. If I walk into a room full of people I don’t know I may be less likely to speak. I may wonder: Do any of these people care about what I have to say?
This brings me to something I find remarkable ab0ut Jesus and His disciples–He listened to them. He always wanted to hear them speak and tell Him what was on their hearts.
Eloquent speech is not a prerequisite to being heard. God not only listens, He listens intently. Our prayers are so precious to God, John said they are kept in golden bowls and have the fragrance of incense (Revelation 5:8).
The Gospels are a record of God responding to the needs of His people. Jesus listened to the cry of a man who was born blind. The man received his sight, and the first thing he saw was the face of Jesus.
This was not a solitary event that was peculair to just this man. Time and time again, Jesus listened to the people and responded. The cripple, the deaf, the prostitute, and the leper. Society had turned its back on them, but Jesus listened and welcomed them. When others rejected them, Jesus listened and He loved.
The writer of Pslam 8 asked: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Wow! We are in the mind of God and on His heart. And, He listens.
Here’s a thought to keep you thinking. God is listening to you. What is He hearing?