• Michael Haldas

Responsiveness


“God is the originator, the initiator; we merely respond, but our response is necessary.” (Orthodox Study Bible, Ephesians 1:4-6)

“Do we allow the Lord to alter the agenda of our daily lives… If we cultivate a responsiveness to God’s presence and develop the habit of waiting on God, this divine management may become characteristic of our own lives.” (Dynamis 8/1/2018)

“ 'Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given' (Mark 4:24). This is a call to attentive listening and discriminating response. We must not only hear, but hear properly. More will be given to those who respond to Christ with open hearts; they will grow in understanding.” (Orthodox Study Bible, Mark 4:24)

“We cannot act based on our thoughts and ideas alone. Rather, we must respond from the heart – from a spirit informed by the mind of Christ, by His concerns, and by His heart.” (Dynamis 8/27/2018)

“…the kingdom of God consists of those who respond to Him with the trust that a little child gives to a parent.” (Foundation Study Bible, Luke 18:16)

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