Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day Seven: Love Hears

I am so guilty of listening to the boys...but not hearing a word they say.

Grant might be telling me about a new football play he ran at recess.

Ethan might explain the new level he achieved on Mario Galaxy 3.

Lukey may go on and on about his "Thomas and Percy" train track. Or his I-Spy book. Or his red race car.

I lead them to think I hear them. I nod and smile. I even offer a sincere "Mmm. That's great, buddy."

{Heaven forbid they quiz me or ask me my opinion about what they just shared.}

I need refinement hear. I mean here. I want to not only listen to their words, I want to hear their little hearts. I want to understand what matters to them. I want them to know that what they say is important.

He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:19

God leans in when we talk to Him. He listens with intention. He understands our desires. He hears our cry.

Day Seven: Love Hears

Today, I want to be the mother who hears her children. I want to be the wife who listens and truly cares about Brent's new found passion for "Dave Canterbury's Primitive Survival" tips. {grin} Today, let us love well by hearing well. Today, let us lean in. And listen with intention.

Who knows, God might have something to say to me through the sweet, little voices in my life.


  1. So guilty of this!!! Thanks for the challenge to hear more!

  2. I do this, too. And I hate it! That last sentence is so true, too. I know He has used my kids to speak to me before!

    {Also, I tagged you in a random meme today! I know you're in the middle of this series, so I totally understand if you don't have the chance!}


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