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Your Response.

How do you respond when somebody has a different view to yours? Do you start trying to prove them wrong?

As Matthew 7:1-5 (https://bit.ly/31phLjR) says, often we judge them because we can’t understand their view. Our experiences and personal biases blind us.

James 1:19-20. (https://bit.ly/2ZjVNft)

Rather than shouting louder, maybe we should take time to get to know them and listen to their experiences, so we can see why they think that way.

Who knows you might even change your mind!

Lord, help me not to rush to judgement, before I have fully understood. Help me take time to hear others perspectives before applying my own personal bias.

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A personal response

And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave -1 Kings 19:12-13

This story has always fascinated me. What blew me away is how God chose to reveal Himself. Elijah had his own expectations and view of God. But God responded to Elijah so gently, knowing that was what He needed.

Sometimes we focus on our circumstances so much that we can’t hear God. God knows exactly what we need, and He responds accordingly every time.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+19%3A12-13&version=NIV

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