SHAMA…I hear the Lord saying. In Hebrew it means: obedience– shama. It means to hear, to listen, to give attention, to understand, to submit to, and to obey. … There is only one word in Hebrew for obedience, and it is this word – shama. This Hebrew word is also generally translated as “hear”.
When God calls His people to attention, it’s not just a carnal military term to posture yourself. He’s really saying, “HEAR, UNDERSTAND, SUBMIT TO ME, OBEY!!!”
The only way His people will come into unity and strengthen is through attention in the Spirit. Attention to HIM, not man.