How to Perfect the Art of Listening

Very practical and helpful post!
Intentional listening is crucial within every sphere of our lives! Often times simply taking the time to earnestly listen to others is the most effective way to let Christ’s love shine through us. Witnessing our faith to others needs to always be a two-way street, otherwise all that we would be doing is bombarding people with our beliefs. I believe that we can always improve upon our listening skills, especially while living in the Digital Age like you mentioned.

May God be glorified and Christ exalted as we allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through us to cultivate the skill of listening to others with intentionality!

Elihu's Corner

This is the third post in the series on Chip Removal for Christians. Read the previous post here

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Communication is a lost art.

In spite of the vast amount of books, classes and seminars on the subject, we are probably worse listeners now than we were 50 years ago. We are instantly connected these days through social media, email, and texting and yet much is lost in the cacophony of wires, pixels and tones. (Those wires and pixels are often distracting us from fellow humans as well!)

What do you think is one of the major causes of conflict in our relationships? I suggest that it is often poor listening and foolish talking.

How often do you find yourself in one of these scenarios:

  1. While someone is talking, your mind is rapidly piecing together a response to what they are saying (instead of really digesting what they are saying).
  2. Your friend is going through a difficult time…

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Sorry for the Delay 

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the delay in posting new blog content, particularly with respect to part three of my recent series.  Without trying to somehow justify this delay, I feel that my readers have the right to know of the two impacting factors. Firstly, to put it simply, I have been busy with life in general. Admittedly, however, I do confess that I myself haven’t been granting my blog-content writing as high of a priority as I would have liked. Secondly, I have also been trying to build more intentional relationships among: fellow believers, my unsaved friends, and among family members. I feel that the Holy Spirit has convicted me with: the realization that there is a massive need for organic Kingdom-Building within my community; and the knowledge that after God, family comes first. Therefore, you could safely say that I have also decided to take a form of fasting from this blogging ministry. For those of you asking that obvious question, I do plan on resuming my Blog hopefully sometime this week by continuing with Part 3 of my recent series. In the meantime, however, I cordially invite and encourage everyone to read any previous blog entries throughout this archive. Thank-you all in-advance for understanding and may the Lord bless everyone abundantly!

Church. What’s The Point?

This blog entry conveys a deeply-needed message to Christians particularly within the West. It’s so easy to overemphasize either building up one another as a Church, or physically evangelizing in the world. It is certainly a very delicate balance that definitely needs to be maintained, however. By seeking to maintain this balance our impact as Christians is able to be optimized and most importantly our Awesome God is also being glorified!

God Bless!