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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Are We Listening?

I have sat here for what seems the longest time trying to figure out what I should say. It seems ages since I last wrote anything, but I've come to the conclusion that as of now, I really don't have anything to say...or so I thought.
I remember reading somewhere about prayer and the fact that it is most definitely a two-way conversation with God. Far too many people -- myself included -- turn it into a one-way wish list, and barely pause for breath as we hurtle through our bucket list of prayer needs. Sound familiar?!
Well of course the thing about prayer is that a crucial element is not just the talking, but the LISTENING. Trouble is these days we are wired to fill all the gaps, the "awkward pauses" if you will, with....SOMETHING...anything. That's the way it works in our conversations with family and friends.
How many times have you been in a room with your friends and you are ALL texting or surfing on your smart phones. I know I've experienced it. Heck, I even took a PHOTO of it on my....SMART PHONE!!
Anyway, all this to say that God very patiently waits while we yack away, and then He opens His mouth. The question is, what do we do at that point? What do I do? What do you do?

Are we listening?

"Be still and know that I am God" ~ Psalm 46:10

[By the way, I had absolutely NO idea this would come out when I started writing a few minutes ago. Ironically I was just gonna write that I had nothing to say. Ultimately I didn't, but God did]

2 comments:

Jenna said...

I have a hard time 'unplugging' from the world and sitting in silence before God. I wonder how many things I've missed that He has wanted to share with me? I'm trying to remember that in these busy days. Thanks for the reminder.

Jon said...

"Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak,
Shush now
You're free to go
Shout for joy if you get the chance
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Don't move or say a thing"