Mid-Week Meditations

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Mid-Week Meditation
An opportunity to get spiritually filled up
on your journey through the week!

Reflections on the Journey

Midweek Meditations is a weekly email from Pastor Debbie with a devotion based on scripture, reflection questions for you to ponder, and a prayer. We hope this will be a place for you to find refreshment to get filled up on your journey through the week.

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger;
                                    James 1:19

    Let everyone be quick to listen. That is a verse I don't think about often enough. What a total paradigm shift it represents! Quick to listen? We are quick to talk. We can be quick to get angry.  We might even be quick to walk away when the going gets tough. But quick to listen. That is really a concept I want to spend some time with today.

     What would it mean if we – the people reading these words today – adopted a posture of being quick to listen?  Could it make a difference in the world we live in – one household at a time? Could choosing showing up ready and excited to listen be a peacemaking strategy that would truly make us instrument’s of God’s peace?

      I am excited to embrace this new day – ready to look for opportunities to be quick to listen.

Reflection Questions

  1. What challenges do you imagine get in the way of being quick to listen?
  2. Think about a time when you were surprised by what you heard when you listened to somebody.  How does that help you imagine choosing to be quick to listen today?
  3. How could we be quick to listen to God’s word to us today?
Dear God: I come before you this day, seeing all the need in the world and feeling overwhelmed.  Help me start where I am – right here and right now. Help me be quick to listen.  In Jesus Name, Amen

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