No News is NOT Good News


Blessed are those who hear the word of God.
Luke 11:28

Last night I hear Scott shouting into the phone. The "well-seasoned" gentlemen on the other end simply couldn't understand what Scott was saying no matter how loud he spoke. The older I get, the less I can hear and sometimes the less I want to. 


Back talk from the throat of my teen.
Bad news tumbling from my TV.
Bickering bouncing between my young children.

Some days I think it would be easier to click off my ears. And I do. I don't hear the people who walk about in my heart and I don't hear the One who makes His home there. 

But no news is not good news.

Stifling communication exacerbates whatever it is I'd prefer not to discuss. 

Today I'm over at Encouragement Cafe sharing about a time I tried to walk out of God's earshot. If you ever struggle to hear His voice or distinguish His from yours or others, you'll find rest in this stroll with the Shepherd. Come on over: http://www.encouragementcafe.com/2012/08/27/the-shepherds-voice/

When you have trouble hearing God, what's one thing you do to unstop your ears? Let's share our ideas in comments below.
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16 comments:

  1. you have such a gift for sharing your personal experiences!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. You are such a great encourager!

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    1. Welcome to the family, Pauline. I pray you find rest and encouragement here. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the RT! You are so kind! Have a fantastic day!

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  4. Oh, how many times have I tried to walk just out of range of His voice - much like my own children. He is ever so patient with us and draws us back in.

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    1. Like a gentle wind He blows us closer to His heart.

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    1. :blushing: Thanks Becky. What sweet encouragement!

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  6. I agree with Christine. You do have a gift in sharing your experiences. I hope you will continue to do so for many years!

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    1. Thank you, Lonna. Your kind affirmation is a sweet song in my heart today.

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  7. Such a beautiful post, Shannon - your words really resonate in those little empty places inside:)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kristina

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    1. Kristina, so thankful He is filling up your empty spaces. :)

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