Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give people. Being fully present and listening with our minds, eyes, ears and heart helps us to capture more of what is really being said. Creating times where we are able to listen well to one another across a dinner table or while walking, sitting or working together, creates space for conversation to bubble out. Learning to listen with our whole selves, free of technology and distractions, is an important life skill for people of all ages. As we pause and listen, we create a space for deep connection.
Listening is an important part of our relationship with God. God promises to listen to us. In turn, we are encouraged to listen to His word, engaging with mind, eyes, ears and heart. Listening is a free gift that changes lives.