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Tune In

Did you know we have a hearing covenant with God? According to the Bible, we do! John 10:27 says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Mark 4:24 says, “Then He said to them,’Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.’” And in Luke 11:28 we read: “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of the God and keep it.” Did you know that you can hear a person speaking and totally ignore what he or she is saying? As children we do this with our parents, our teachers, and even our friends; and our excuse is always, “Sorry, I didn’t hear you!” As adults, we sometimes do the same thing—with co-workers, with our kids, our spouses, our neighbors  and friends. “Sorry, I didn’t hear you!” It can become a convenient excuse for not taking the time to listen. If you want to know something, if you want to learn something, you must pay attention to the speaker! Hearing involves listening. Listening is a conscious effort to tune in to another’s voice. Are you “tuning in” to the Lord’s voice today?