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Campus Updates:

Friday morning Dottie turns 75. I never believed a 75 year old woman could be so pretty.

Wes arrived to get in on the last two days of the board meeting.

A team from Fayetteville, Ark arrived.

Today was also a sports day for the children in the school.

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Thoughts for the Day:

What is attentiveness? It is showing the worth of a person by giving undivided concentration to his words. The Hebrew word for attentive is gashshab which means to prick up your ears. This is easily seen in a horse or donkey when you speak to them.

The Greek word for attentive is ek-kreh-mah-my meaning to hang upon the lips of a speaker; to listen closely. The Bible uses the following synonyms to speak of attentiveness: giving ear, listening, heeding, attending, hearkening, hearing and listening.

The dictionary defines attentiveness as the ability or power to concentrate mentally; a close or careful observing or listening; the acts of being considerate, courteous or thoughtful.

What does God say in the Word about listening or attentiveness? First, He tells us to be attentive to God. Psalm 78:1 says, “Give ear, o my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.” Deuteronomy 30:10 says, “Hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep His commandments.”

If we do not ‘hear’ the voice of God either in prayer, hearing sermons or reading the Word we will never hear His voice meaning we will miss instructions.

Pay attention !

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