Listen up

Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more. Mark 4:24

Finishing another person’s sentence before that person is through speaking or thinking about how to respond while someone else is talking is not listening. Learning and really understanding requires focusing on what the other person has to say and giving it some thought. It also helps to want to understand.

Lord, help me to be a better and more motivated listener.