Monday, March 5, 2012

The Queen of Talk

     As many of you know I can talk the paint off of the wall. You could say that I have the gift of gab. I never meet a stranger. If there is ever silence I get nevous and whatever pops in my mind comes out. I am contenually asking Tim what he is thinking so that he can carry the conversation for awhile. (Until I catch me breath then I start again)
     There are pros and cons to this gift I have.  Some of the pros are; 1. I am a great visitation partner because you never have to say a word. 2. If you are with me you never wonder what I am thinking because I will always tell you in the first five minutes. 3. If you are a quiet person I am your go to girl I will carry the conversation.
     Along with the good has to come the bad so here are the con's  1. There is never any quiet. ( I even get tired of the noise)2. People start running when they see you coming because they don't  want to hear the chatter.  And the main one is  3.  IF YOU ARE TALKING YOU ARE NOT LISTENING.
      Now you know one of my biggest flaws. That is right I am a terrible listener.  I am so busy thinking about what I am going to say that I don't hear what you are saying. My mind bounces from place to place to place while you are talking. Just call my the ADHD queen.
     I have started a new bible study called "Descerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Schirer this past week.  You see I don't even sit still long enough to hear God. (Don't look at me like that you know you have the same problem) Anyway, I am learning that I need to clear my mind of all agendas and determin that I will listen for God to speak. As I reflect on his word I need to listen for his voice. As I worship in song I need to listen for his voice.  As I walk through my day I need to listen for his voice.
    As you go through your week. Take time to set in the quiet and listen for his voice.

The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.  He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.  The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears,   Isaiah 50:4-5 

SPEAK LORD FOR YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING
1 SAMUEL 3:9  

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