In the fast world we live in our time to speak with god in prayer gets either on the back burner or a quick I need list. We tend to have time to tell him all of our frustrations and problems but do we listen to what he has to say back to us? Who is smarter the god of the universe or us? Of course that is a no brainier! He is!
In Matthew 7:7 Jesus says for us to ask and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Now if we are seeking something we must expect to hear an answer, but most of us do all the talking and not enough listening. Listening is something we have to make a conscious effort to do.
When we communicate to others they talk we listen. Then we talk they listen. We speak to god in prayer we talk, talk, talk, talk. Then we get up and go our merry way wondering why God is not answering our prayers. Maybe it is because we are not being still long enough to hear him. Let me encourage you today to take the time to be still and know that he is God! He loves you and wants to give you the desires of your heart!
So the next time you are in prayer listen, listen, listen. And just to let ya know, if ya are a talker, like me, he will never give up on us because he is faithful! Boy have I got alot of work to do learning to listen myself! May God bless you this day and always!
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