Today I am participating in my friend Cheryl’s “Simplicity Saturday” blogging project. Blogging with “simplicity” in mind presents a challenge to me, but it’s a challenge I have come to enjoy.
As I think back over the past week, it has been an incredible one in many ways. There are a number of complex things going on in my life right now, yet as I sit here at my computer, one simple statement I heard this week stands out in my mind—one that I heard on Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs’ website www.hopeformarriages.com . (I encourage you to visit their site as they have an incredible story to tell of their marriage!)
The statement I heard was: “listen with all your face”.
Listen while giving the person who is talking your complete and undivided attention—not reading the newspaper, looking at the computer or doing the dishes while you are having a conversation, but looking at someone in their eyes as you converse with them….listening with all your face.
This is a major part of communication—connecting with each other and building relationship. This is powerful! I am just beginning to realize the incredible power found in strong relationships. God created us for relationship with Him as well as for relationships with each other. In order to have deep and meaningful relationships, there must be true communication. That type of communication does not always come easily.
It takes work….
It takes commitment….
It takes listening with all of our face.
Linking up with Cheryl for her Saturday Simplify series: