Do I Have to Yell?

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening. ~Larry King

When my father first met my sister-in-law, he spoke very loudly. She isn’t hard of hearing . . . just foreign.

We’ve all done it. Someone doesn’t understand something you say, so you say it louder. They heard you. They just didn’t get it. No need to yell.

This morning I told my husband I wanted him to think on something before answering me. “Don’t just jump the gun and say ‘No.'”

Should I pick up some extra hours – read that as pay – by working evenings this month. The kids are out of school and can take classes during the day hours. FYI, I work on Beijing Time.

Matt left for work and I continued my quiet time. The daily devotional book I read was about slowing down, the book I picked up this weekend at the library sale was about finding your focus and sticking to it, and then, out of nowhere, a friend texted me a devotional about rest.

Evidently God needed to yell for me to get it.

Do you hear God yelling?

Are you praying for a friend’s failing marriage while you feel guilty that you haven’t spoken to your own husband for a week?

Did you get an email about a retreat the same day your best friend suggested you get away for a while?

Did the four-year-old most precious thing in the world wrap her arms around your neck while they announced at church that they need teacher’s in Bible class?

God knows how to speak your language. Are you listening?

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Luke 6:47 ESV

If this spoke to you, why not speak back to me? Leave a comment.