Posted by: zephaniah317 | January 11, 2007

Care

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

These words graced a bumper-sticker-like sign in my friend’s apartment years ago.  After being through years of counseling for a bondage area in my life, those words now have meaning in my heart.  How often do I jump straight to speaking truth into someone’s life, instead of just listening or just being there for them?  More often than I would like.  More often than God would like.

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires. (James 1:19–20)

Lord, may my relationship with you produce a listening and caring heart, not one that gets angry when other people don’t “get it”, at least right away (that’s just…well…mean! and it doesn’t produce Your righteousness).  Thanks.

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