God gave us five senses so that we can Hear, See, Smell, Taste, and Touch. All can be used in experiencing God and His Word. Consider how we can receive it with our ears.
“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.” Romans 10:17
“Everyone should be QUICK TO LISTEN, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly ACCEPT THE WORD planted in you, which can save you)
For “Good Reception” there are 4 things I need to be…
hQUIET “Be quick to listen and slow to speak…” - When I’m talking - I’m not listening
hCALM “and slow to become angry …” Fact: we don’t hear much when we’re angry or upset. When emotionally upset -you’re defensive! A relaxed attitude increases receptiveness - Listening lowers blood pressure!
hCLEAN “get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent” Before you meet with God take out your emotional and spirit garbage by confession.
hHUMBLE “humbly accept the Word planted in you which can save you” Be a God’s way not a My way person.
Be ready to do whatever God tells you from his Word. Amen?