Friday, July 26, 2013

A time to speak and a time to listen!

Praying is knowing God hears your requests. Being still and silent is knowing you will hear His response!
I John 5:14, Psalm 46:10
Sometimes, we spend a lot of time talking to God, and not much time just being quiet and listening to God. We need to have as much still time as we do talking time, because when we are talking we are not listening!

When we pray, we also need to truly believe He hears us. I John 5:14-"Now this is the confidence we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." If we are in doubt, if we do not believe, it seems to me, we have something else to work on, RELATIONSHIP! It's just like marriage, for it to work you have to have a relationship, an intimacy, a communication with one another.

One of not just speaking but also the gift of listening. When we come to this place with God, when we have a relationship, that not only involves talking but also listening, we will get exactly what we need when we need it. It will be more, as we are willing to wait for it, because we know God has our best concerns at heart. Psalm 46:10a-"Be still and know that I am God."

Praying is much more than just talking, it is also waiting to hear God, to be in His will and not our own. To just sit at His feet having the confidence He already knows your need, and just wants to spend time with you. He also wants you to hear what He has to say to you, so you will know the direction to go without a doubt. Romans 10:17-"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

Faith comes in time spent in His presence. Hearing that still small voice, lets us know when to move and when to be still, where we are to go, and where we should not. God wants us to bring our petitions to Him, but He also wants us to listen and hear what He has to say about them!