Authentic hearing leads to doing. (Tim Sprankle, pastor)

We often find ourselves listening to someone and realize that we are not really hearing what they are saying. We’ve been distracted by something going on around us, or our own thoughts have overridden the conversation. Sprankle suggests that “authentic hearing” concentrates on what is being said and responds with appropriate action.

You must all be quick to listen . . . But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. (James 1:19, 22)