Dr. Dale was old, but he still made house calls. One afternoon he was called to care for Miss Ollie Thompson, by her husband Clyde. She was in terrible pain. After a few minutes, Dr. Dale came out of the bedroom and asked Clyde, “Do you have a screw driver?” A puzzled Clyde said, “Yes,” and went to the garage to get a screw driver. The doctor thanked him and went back into the bedroom. A moment later, he came out and asked, “Do you have a hammer?”
Clyde smiled and produced a hammer and listened to see what the doc was doing. After hearing some pounding, Dr. Dale came out again and asked for a chisel, pair of pliers, and finally a pair of scissors. The scissors got to Clyde. He asked, “What are you doing to my wife?” “Not a thing,” replied old doc Dale. “Cause I can’t get my instrument bag open.”
Some of us are like Dr. Dale — we don’t know how to open our hearts. Every believer should have a copy of the Word, a writing pad, a pen or pencil ready for action. Add to this a yearning heart that is waiting to be filled with grace, faith and mercy. Without these tools, living a life of loving service would be like flying a plane without a compass, running a lawnmower without gas or using a hair dryer without power.
Power for daily living comes through Love Talking. Not just our talking but our listening. We must be equipped with hearts to hear what the Lord is saying and ready to record it and deliver it for daily loving and living. “Teach these great truths to trustworthy people who are able to pass them on to others.” – 2 Timothy 2:2
Listen carefully! He is calling you to be a leader. He always starts the conversation with, “I love you!” © 2011 www.lovetalknetwork.net