Friday, April 29, 2016

Open My Heart to Eagerly Listen

ACTS 16:14-15
A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she prevailed upon us.

Oh that you would do for me
what you did for Lydia:
"The Lord opened her heart
to listen eagerly..."

Open my heart to you.
Make me eager to listen to you.

I am also reminded
of what The Letter of James says,
"let everyone be quick to listen,
slow to speak,
slow to anger"

Let that be me today
in my relationships,
as a colleague,
as a parent,
as a friend,
with strangers,
with clients,
with those who serve me,
and as you Lord teach us,
with those who hate me
and seek to do me harm.

Open my heart to eagerly listen.
Listening for your voice in their cries.

If you judge me to be faithful,
come, Lord Jesus,
and stay with me.

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