Hoping to share the love, joy, and grace I have received in my own life.

Time to Listen

on October 1, 2015

My prayer life has evolved dramatically over the course of the past 7 months. Shortly after starting my job with the church, I was asked to join the Vision Team for a study that included a daily prayer focus and a weekly time with a prayer partner.  This study and the focus on prayer created amazing changes in my life. 

One of the greatest things I learned is to listen to God while in prayer.  I prayed daily before I began the study. Frequently, in the busyness of the day, my prayer time would consist of me sitting down in my chair and rattling off my requests for help, gratitude for all I have, and matters on my heart and mind. When I say, “rattling off”, I mean just that. I would sit down spill out my heart, jump up and begin my day. When I started taking the time to listen to God in prayer, that’s when I started seeing real changes in my life. In my earlier prayer practice, I thought that prayer was a time for me to talk to God. I don’t believe I had ever thought much about listening to His response. 

My time of prayer is a wonderful time of focus and peace. My days just don’t go as smoothly without that time. Learning to not just get my prayer time “over with” and “out of the way”, but to become present in this special time with God (and allow time for Him to be present with me) has created an amazing evolution in my life.

What about you?  Do you take time to listen to what God may be saying to you?

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding- indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.  Proverbs 2:1-5



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