A Life of Romance: Listening Well—Fresh Start for 2017

January 25, 2017

God promises a life of romance when we set our ears and hearts to Listen Well.

Get into the habit of saying, ‘Speak, Lord’ and life will become a romance.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest


I like romance. I don’t always say, “Speak, Lord” nor listen when He does. Perhaps I’m afraid of what He’ll say.

When Mom began losing her hearing, she’d accuse Dad of losing his. Comical, at best. Mom might say: “What was that?” and Dad would shout: “Betty, you didn’t hear me!” Then she’d yell: “You don’t have to shout!” And on it went.

We don’t want to make God shout, do we? Yet, I need Him to at times–when my ears get plugged–when I’m so busy shouting, I can’t hear what He’s saying. Frets, fears, frustrations—any and all of the above, plus a large dose of self-pity–produce a major wax-build up and I don’t even know my hearing’s going. Who can hear God when so busy worrying and wording and waxing eloquently? Not me.

I want to be a better listener. I want a life of romance.

My word for 2017 is Listen–to be a woman who Listens Well; or to make it personal:

Give it a rest, Red!

Shut up, Sue!

Where’s the duck tape, Donaldson?!

Got the picture? Certain ears call . . .  (more at Peacefully Imperfect – grateful to be Mitzi’s guest on her Fresh Start 2017 series…)

Listen Well

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1 Comment

  • Reply Brenda January 26, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Hey Sue, I left you a comment over on the other site, but wanted to say hello here. I saw your comment on Kristi’s site and realized I’d forgotten to remind you about the linkup! You said to remind you–and, I’m sorry I forgot to do so! ((hug)) Would love for you to join us over at #ChasingCommunity! ((hug))

  • I do talk to myself (a lot) — but I’d love to hear what you might have to say HERE: