Habakkuk 2:20 (NIV) But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

We probably don’t think about it much, our communication with God consists of two equally important parts: prayer and meditation.  Prayer is talking to God.  Most of us have this part down real good. Meditation is listening to God, and equally as important for us to know real well.  Please note it’s here that most of us need a bit of work if the truth is told?

Have you ever been in a relationship where the other person does all the talking?  It gets old fast, doesn’t it?  The one up side is you become a good listener while the other person gets everything off his/her chest.  But there’s a down side too: always listening and never talking leads you to begin to feel unknown, a little unloved, and sometimes, even used.  I don’t know who you are today, but God knows who you are?

Now, think about how this applies to your relationship with God. Are you doing all the talking, without ever taking the time to listen?  If you’re sharing with our Lord from the depths of your heart, that’s excellent!  By all means, keep it up.  Just make sure, that you also take the time to use the ears of your heart to listen to God as well. The good part of today’s word is you can begin applying this message right now!

Remember, God tends to speak with a still, small voice; He very rarely shouts at His children. That’s why meditation and listening to the Lord is such an important aspect of prayer.  It teaches you to develop a quiet, patient heart and an open, attentive inner ear and eye for the direction of God. These are imperative aspects to growing in your walk with the Lord. Have a great day and don’t forget to “Listen out for God”!

Elder Baker

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