Scripture: “My son, give attention to my words, Incline your ear to my sayings.” Proverbs 4:20
Do you have trouble hearing what the Lord is saying to you? I know sometimes I really do not listen well. Amos is a good listener! He relies on his ears for paying attention to what is going on around him. He can sense danger with his hearing and he can sense pleasure or anger in your voice. However, horses ears are a great visual tool for me as well.
When Amos has his ears forward he is paying attention – usually to what he is seeing directly in front of him. It is a sign of alertness and interest. Sometimes he will rotate the closest ear to you indicating he is “connecting” with you. I am constantly watching Amos’ ears. I know whether he is relaxed, paying attention to me or if something else has his attention. One other thing, Amos’ ears are a dead give away when he is angry! If he gets angry his ears will be laid back against his head. Not a good visual sign. It could be directed at me or another horse. When a horse lies back its ears be aware that they may follow up with actually attempting to bite or even kick.
Aren’t you glad that your ears don’t react to your emotions? Maybe it would be helpful at times. We would learn to stay clear of those people who had their ears laid back! We could also tell when people are listening to us. Are you a good listener?
Prayer Thought: Jesus, help me to listen to you today.