Listening to God
Is there anyone out there?
Anyone? Anyone at all?
Ever think that you’re all alone?
Shhh? Do you hear it?
The breeze in the leaves. The buzzing of the bee? The croaking of the frogs?
Shhh. Bend an ear, concentrate, listen.
Now do you hear it? The babble of the brook. The flapping wings of the geese overhead. The sigh of a child.
Shhh. Your tears falling on your shirt. The deep sobs of your soul. The breaking of your heart.
There are sounds going on around you everyday. The alarm clock, the shower, the tea kettle, the fireplace wood crackling, the hairdryer, the washer and dryer. The microwave, the toaster, the dishes, the silverware. The early morning yawns and stretches. And a whispered “I love you.”
What is the cry of your heart?
What would you love to say to God if you knew He would hear and pay attention?
What would you like to hear back from Him?
What are some things that you have heard from Him in the past?
What would you like to hear again?
What is the question, life situation, problem on which you would like His advice?
With whom would you like to reconcile?
Let us dare to persist in prayer. Let us pray throughout the day, crying out to Him who alone is Able. Let us seek the Lord while He may be found. Let us approach the throne of Grace with confidence. Let us pray without ceasing. Let us not grow weary.
Let us pray for each other. Let us hold each other up, have each other’s back, and stand in the gap. Let us intercede with the Father on behalf of each other. Let us pray for each other’s marriages that they will be strong, that we will respect our husbands. Let us pray for each other as mothers, that we will raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Let us be attentive to His voice alone. Let us ignore the whispers of the enemy. Let us worship Him alone. Let us spend time in His word, reading and meditating on its truth. Let us practice being still and knowing. Let us be quiet and just listen.
Know this: He is listening. He knows. He cares. He is acting on your behalf.