I was subbing yesterday when the guidance counselor came in to teach her weekly lesson.  It was a chance for me to slip out and have a little break but truthfully, I had been in a room with a student teacher so my day  had been fairly “easy.”  So I decided to stay and listen to what she had to say.

The lesson was all about being a good listener.image

I found myself opening my notebook and taking notes!  Just the soothing sound of the counselor’s voice had drawn me into the lesson.

First, she said that students who are successful are good listeners.  They are the students who make good grades.

Then she said to be a good listener it is important to look at the speaker.  Keep your eyes on the person who is speaking.

Thirdly, she told them that you cannot be a good listener if you are busy doing something else while the speaker is talking.  You also cannot be talking while you are listening.

She explained to the students that it is not polite to interrupt the speaker, but it is okay to raise your hand and ask a question.

She ended with, “If you don’t listen, you don’t learn.”


I was soaking in every word like a good 5th grader!  She had truly caught my attention and so had God.

Everything she said helped me realize how important it is to LISTEN for God to speak…..

Yesterday was one of those days when I felt as if every where I turned at school I was being taught by God.  Bulletin boards, the story the students were reading in reading class, even the guidance counselor was used to draw me closer to Him.

I love days like yesterday.

I want every day to be a day where my ears and eyes are tuned in to what God has to say…

Have you heard from God lately through something unexpected??????

I’d love to hear about it!  I think we all grow when we share our stories of how God is working in our lives.  Do you feel like you haven’t “heard” from God in  while?

My challenge for you today is to talk to God about your longing to hear from Him…

Then sit back and LISTEN!!! And remember, sometimes God whispers….so, shhhhhhhhhhhhh.  🙂



I love you all so much,