Let me give you some good advice: Listen to God as He speaks to you. Why? Because He has your best interests at heart. God wants only what is best for you. He has a good handle on everything. Let’s remember, He is omnipotent (all-powerful), omnipresent (everywhere at one time) and omniscient (all-knowing); three very good adjectives to describe His power.
We, as humans, certainly do not have the full picture regarding anything, but He does. God is there to guide us on our journey. If we would be silent and listen, we would learn God’s plan for each of us.
Listen for the Whisper
Do you care where you are going in this life? Do you want what is best for you? If so, then you should care what God has to say. He has so much to tell you! Are you ready to listen? If you care about what God has in mind for your life, then that alone should be reason enough for wanting to embrace the virtue of silence; to engage in silent prayer; to listen to God. His voice may come as a whisper; not necessarily as a roar. So be attentive.
Ways to Listen
Every time we attend worship services, we gather together as a community and we hear from Scripture. It is important that we truly “listen” to the Word of God. St. James even goes so far as to tell us so, for the salvation of our souls:
Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak…and humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls (James 1:19-20).
Hush now. The Lord wishes to speak to you. Close your eyes. Empty your mind. Listen for the whisper that speaks of love.