Saturday, 30 January 2010

Pay Attenton!!

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.

6 comments:

CrossView said...

I'd love to have those ears that move. And for those few folks that were driving me crazy maybe they'd see mine laying way back and just GO AWAY! ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

oh my!! I am having bad mental pictures with you having ears that move!! LOL !! Especially looking at your avatar!!

Deborah said...

Papa: I will sure and pray this prayer first thing in the morning... so anxious to hear what He has for me tomorrow...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb, the desire of all of us needs to be that we become great listeners. Quick to listen and slow to speak! I think that is found in James! :)

Ed said...

Becoming a good listener is vary good advice Papa. It only took me 60 years to learn this. :)



My ears are a died giveaway when I am embarrassed. They turn bright red. Of course at my age there is very little that will embarrass me anymore. :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

ED - I am still learning to listen!! We constantly have to work at it. Mama knows how to get my attention now - BAM!! OucH!! By the way, your ears look fine!!