Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hear and Walk

I  have   fallen  many  times   as  I   suffer  from  hearing   loss,  vision  impairment  and  arthritis -  deadly  mix. This lesson   from  David Jeremiah  speaks  to   me.

Hearing Loss

...Incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding.

Proverbs 2:2

A new study by John Hopkins found that people with mild hearing loss are nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling than people with normal hearing; and moderate hearing loss doubles the danger yet again. Losing your hearing could mean losing your footing.

The same is true spiritually. When our hearts grow hard and our ears dull, we can lose our spiritual footing. The Bible tells us to listen, to hear, and to give ear to His commands.

A tender heart toward the Lord means eager ears and guided feet. Spend time daily listening to the Lord and meditating on His Word, like the prophet who said, "The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned. The Lord God has opened My ear; and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away" (Isaiah 50:4-5).

"For if you do these things you will never stumble" (2 Peter 1:10).

The best way to show someone you love them is to listen to them.

Quoted by Michael Card

5 Fertilize my soul:

Terra said...

I love your words about hearing and listening. By the way, the word I chose for the year for me is "Listen", which reminds me to listen - to God and to other people.
You are a dear blog friend Amrita, with a heart for helping.

Zim said...

Amrita, I also have little problems with hearing. And of course, I had and I have problems with fallings down. Satan goes around us like roaring lion, but Christ is more powerful than Satan - and it is source of hope for me.

Shelley said...

Great post Amrita...most of my family have loss of hearing,and I too am showing signs of it. As for falling...I fall quite often. Even with the use of a cane..I still manage to tumble. I have been blessed though as I have not broken any bones. As you know I have severe arthritis,knees,back and elsewhere as well. Looking forward to a new eternal body one day :) Blessings friend

Just Be Real said...

Amrita, thank you for what you shared here. Also, for your encouraging words to me. Blessings.

Amrita said...

Thank you for your responses my precious friends