Last night at The Ave, I was speaking about ‘Hearing from God’.
I focused in on Jesus’ statement to his hearers: ‘Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear” (Matthew 11:15). Jesus uses this phrase often after telling parables or relating simple truths about living in God’s kingdom that are so profound we could easily miss the point.
At the beginning of the book of Revelation, the risen and glorified Jesus dictates seven letters to seven young churches in Asia Minor. The end of each letter is a similar phrase: “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7).
My question for all of us was: are we living with our ears on or off? Are we living attuned to God in daily surrender or not?
For those of you interested in a deeper exploration of that topic, I’d recommend the following two books that have been formative in my own journey with God:
Dallas Willard, Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God
Joyce Huggett, The Joy of Listening to God