Listening and Responding by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/27/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: So often we don’t take time to listen to God.

(rushed) “Yeah, and oh God, bless my kids today, and keep us safe, and help all the missionaries all over the world, amen!”

Nancy: And sometimes we listen, but don’t respond.

(rushed) “‘She has anointed my body beforehand for burial. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.’ (slams Bible shut) It’s 7; I’ve got to stop!”

Nancy: I think we find a great balance in the life of Mary of Bethany. In Luke 10 we find her sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to His Word. But she wasn’t just satisfied to receive from Jesus. No, worship was the natural response of her grateful heart. She anointed Jesus’ head and feet at a dinner in His honor.

We all need time in God’s Word, hearing from Him. And we also need times when we respond in worship. Have you been taking time to listen to God and to respond to Him?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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