I Hear You God

Spend days in holy conversations, companionship, and fellowship with your Creator, family, friends, and neighbor.

I hear You God.

I hear You, God, in pray, stillness, inspiration, Scripture, worship, music, nature, and more. Yes, spending days in holy conversations.

As we intentionally listen to God, we may find it easier to be attentive to each other. We will hear God better and spend time with each other in deep, loving, grace-filled conversations.

As we intentionally listen to God, we may find it easier to be attentive to each other. We will hear God better and spend time with each other in deep, loving, grace-filled conversations. Deborah Rutherford #intentionalliving #listening… Click To Tweet

Recently, I learned a difficult lesson when a misunderstanding crushed me with a friend, and my words escalated. Ashamed, I prayed to God, repenting for my sin and praying for understanding. The following day in the book of James, I discovered my problem.

Can we hear God when our mouths are moving, and blood is rising?

It is essential to have clear, effective communication and to take criticism, a joke, or maybe a miscalculated comment with stride and ease, but we often fall short of this. Is our pride getting in the way of our humbleness? Are we drowning out the conversation with our drama before we take the time to listen to the other person? And how about when God starts talking? Can we hear Him when our mouths are moving, and blood is rising?

I erred as I was not a hearer or doer of the Word at my melt-down moment. I was not listening and jumped to conclusions, quickly intensifying my frustration. James 1:19 says, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

I erred as I was not a hearer or doer of the Word at my melt-down moment. I was not listening and jumped to conclusions, quickly intensifying my frustration. James 1:19 says, "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift… Click To Tweet

When we are speaking and angry, we are not listening to God or anyone else. That is why we are commanded to stop and listen. Slow down, take a moment, be calm, remember ‘quick to listen,’ ah I hear you, friend, I hear you, God. Because when we are listening, we show understanding, compassion, and empathy. Any heightened feelings have time to relax, and our following speech can be one of grace and love.

God puts people in our lives, and our responsibility is to have a godly relationship with them. And by being swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, our relationships can be harmonious with others and God.

Quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger – is how we live the new life that Jesus gave us. Salvation happens only once, but we continually grow on our Christian sanctification walk.

Thankfully, God answered my prayer for wisdom and understanding through the insight of the Holy Spirit.

If you haven’t already, I invite you to fall in love with God, our Promiser, Deliverer, and Comforter, experiencing the glorious love of Christ. Spend days in holy conversations, companionship, and fellowship with your Creator, family, friends, and neighbor.

Love, Deborah


So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

James 1:19 NKJV

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14 thoughts on “I Hear You God

  1. I’m so thankful, Deborah, “When we listen, we show understanding, compassion, and empathy.” Such a great reminder to be quick to listen!

  2. Deborah, thank you for your transparency and sharing the hard lesson you learned recently with us. I had a similar experience lately and that same passage in James came to me afterwards. Oh that I would seek to be quick to hear and slow to speak that I might truly hear God AND others!

  3. It is a beautiful, thing when we hear from God. God speaks to us all the time and most of the time we do not hear Him because we are distracted from whatever those desires to distract us from hearing from God.

    Lovely post as always Deborah.

  4. Okay. This hit a raw nerve. I have been so furious at someone, I could barely even pray… and now, this.

    Sigh. Thank you, Deborah.

  5. Yep, this is how God gets my attention. Thanks, Deborah! I was just reflecting on that verse, about the importance of seeking to understand first by taking the time to listen, and I visit your site and here it is again. Yes, Lord, I’m listening. 🙂 Thanks again, Deborah!

  6. Deborah, I’ve been quick to speak and slow to listen more times than I can remember. This encouragement blessed me today.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Peace and grace,
    Tammy

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