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Asking and Listening by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 03/08/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: My dad used to tell us as we were growing up, “When you’re talking with people, ask them questions about themselves. People don’t like to hear you talk about yourself. They like to talk about themselves.” Now that’s practical advice from a successful businessman who knew a lot about dealing with people. But it’s also an important biblical concept.

First Corinthians 13 tells us love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Showing interest in others goes beyond manners or successful business practices. When we’re filled with God’s love, we will have a genuine interest in what other people have to say.

Would you ask God to fill you with His true love? And in conversations today, try asking people about themselves. Ask God to help you do more listening than talking.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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