Speakers and receivers

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

It amazing how much we can receive when we listen. Learning to actively listen to what is said and receive that information into our lives is a skill that takes effort and practice. Too often we are busy thinking about how we are going to answer or supplying our own contexts to what is being said instead of giving our full attention to the speaker.

Lord, help me to listen and learn.