Friday, March 27, 2009

Listen

Just listen. Listen to someone other than yourself. Listen to the voice of God as He speaks. Just listen.

When we are silent God has a chance to be heard. He must be heard, and yet we ramble on and on while we wait for Him to speak. Hush! "Be still and know that I am God!"

Listen. Can we do it? Do we listen to anyone? I confess that my own tendencies are to listen to my own thoughts even as I say I am listening to others. I think it is time to practice silence: silence of my thoughts and my voice. I just might learn something!

God, You are the great listener! You hear our prayers. You are always ready to listen to us, and yet we so easily forget to listen to You. Teach us the way to silence our own voice so that Yours may be heard.
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