Miami Friends Church
Listen and Understand
Today, we’re going to talk about the difference between the two and why it’s so important that we actively listen as He speaks.
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  • Miami Friends Church
    209 I St NE, Miami, OK 74354, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Jesus is teaching a large crowd and He just finished the parable of the sower and the seed and He didn’t explain what it meant at all.

The disciples asked Him “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?”
There is a choice that the people had to make…are they going to actively listen or are they just going to hear?
Why do we have trouble experiencing transformation in our own lives?
Sometimes, we have hard hearts so we won’t listen.
What we don’t realize, is that when we are hard hearted, we are closing off the thing that will transform us. Jesus says, “…they cannot turn to me and let me heal them…”
In the book of Ezekiel, there is a story where the nation of Israel has been rebellious against God and He punishes them…but then at the end of the punishment, He has mercy on them and restores them.
This has been God’s heart for His people all along…that we would have soft hearts that are willing and ready to respond to Him as He leads.
My hope is that today will be the day you begin to allow God to break through your hardened heart.
Here's a simple prayer to pray so that all this might take hold in your life.

Jesus, please give me a soft heart so I can listen and obey.