Luke 8:17,18 "For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him." Did you realize that you can hear things without really hearing them. We call this, "selective hearing." Often we joke about this statement, especially between a husband and wife. Many times this is dishonoring to the person doing the speaking. Why? You are choosing to ignore, or be occupied with something other than the person who is trying to convey a message to you. God is constantly speaking to us through His Word or His delegated messenger. How you and I hear will determine how we receive from God. There are different levels of hearing "spiritually" and as you grow, and develop in the things of God, you should be hearing on a higher level. Many are missing out on the secrets the Spirit of God wants to reveal, because they do not esteem and place value on the Word that is coming forth. We need to value, reverence and treat as holy, the message and the messenger, and then do what we hear the Spirit of God tell us to do.