Listening to Jesus is a primary work of the disciple. You won’t make disciples if you aren’t being a disciple, and you won’t be a disciple if you aren’t listening to Jesus. All it takes is time to see if we are interested in following Jesus OR if we’ve been serving him to validate ourselves. We probably feel it before we can say it, but rather than love, joy peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self control bubbling out of our lives, we become increasingly irritable, busy, angry, jealous, and impulsive.
The invitation of this text is nothing less than ReOrienting life back to the feet of Jesus with the intention of Listening to him.