January 28, 2021
In the next few months, I will be sharing devotions from some women across our denomination. I know that you are going to be blessed. 

God is using these women in a mighty way and I am blessed to call them my friends and sisters.


Our guest writer today is Carol Lawrence.

Carol and her husband Dennis live in Poplar Bluff, MO. Carol has worked with General Baptist ministries for 18 years and is a member of Fellowship General Baptist church In Poplar Bluff, MO
She shares that she is happiest when she is studying and can share with others what God has revealed to her through Scripture. Carol has a gift of teaching and has used and continues to use that gift in leading women's Bible studies.
Who listens anymore?

Even today with social gatherings limited, stores and restaurants restricted, we still see it.
You can’t help but notice it and maybe bothered by it. Unless of course, it is you.
People are on their phones. Texting, checking up on social media, or checking up on anything.

And they are not alone! They are clearly multitasking and half-listening to someone who is right in front of them!

Who wants to be half-listened to?

We’ve probably all done the same, in varying degrees. We try to do too much all at once. We
half-listen to a coworker, friend, spouse, or even our kids. We are sort of there, or they're just
enough, but far from fully present.

While we have all been on both the giving and receiving end of this type of listening, one thing we can be confident of is that God does not listen to us this way. He is never distracted or annoyed. He is fully engaged, fully attentive, and faithful to respond.

The psalmist gave us a beautiful description of just how much God loves us and desires to listen to us. He wrote, “Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me” (Psalm 31:2). It’s staggering to think about how the word translated as “turn your ear” can also be translated as “bow down your ear.”
Imagine the King of kings, the Lord of all Creation, the One we bow down to bending His ear to hear us. He is intimate, compassionate, and faithful to respond according to His will.
God loves us by listening to us. Even when He seems distant, He is not. He is present, faithful, and working out His purposes and promises, often in ways, we can’t see. So cry out to Him. Don’t stop seeking Him. In faith and persistence, draw near to the God who loves you by listening to you.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 17:6
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Mark your calendars!
Inside Out 2021!

Date: October 8-9
Main Location:
Connection Point Church
Jackson, MO

Satellite Locations:
Oakland City University - Oakland City, IN
Halltown Church - Portland, TN
Real Life - Mt. Home, AR

Coming soon . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . details about our Main Speaker!!

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and Boundless for details!
General Baptist Women's Ministries
100 Stinson Dr
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901