Lazaroo – Monday, April 8, 2013

Apr 08, 2013 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with total transparency:

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen…”
(James 1:19)

No wonder You tell me to take note of this, Jesus…

it’s tough!

Oh, not always.

When I’m being entertained, I listen.
When someone is praising me, I listen.
When people agree with me, I listen.
When I’m being trained on something important to me

I listen.

But when someone disagrees with me

I tend to react.

When I’m being criticized

I get defensive

sometimes hurt
occasionally angry.

When I can’t tell how someone’s explanation is going to benefit me

my mind has been known to wander.

When I don’t like what I’m hearing

one of my worst tendencies is to only half-listen
while mentally working on my come-back.

But You tell me to be eager to absorb everything I can

especially when it’s a correction.

Guess I’d better listen.

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Genesis 42:21; Exodus 6:9; Leviticus 26:18; Deuteronomy 1:43; Psalms 85:8; Proverbs 12:1; Isaiah 32:3; Isaiah 42:23; Isaiah 58:2-11; Jeremiah 26:4-6; John 10:16; Acts 28:28

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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