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Be Still, Silent, Listen and Know God!

Silence and Know God

Be still and know God!

Easier said than done! Yet, to truly come to know God, we must become good listeners, capable of discerning what He has in mind for us. Think about it: Do you ever really hear what another person has to say, if you are talking over them? Why should it be any different with God? We need to be still, silent, and listen for God’s guidance.

Here’s an exercise to get you started on the right path:

  1. Find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed for 15 minutes.
  2. Get comfortable.
  3. Mentally, tune out the chatter in your head and around you.
  4. Center yourself to be with God, by taking some deep cleansing breaths.
  5. Refrain from Continue reading

Listen to God? What’s in it for You?

Listen to God 2 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 Continue reading

God Speaks: Are You Listening?

God Speaks

God would like to talk with you. How often are we guilty of sending vocal prayers upward, without listening for a response? Yet, we expect God to hear our prayers and do something about them.  Did it ever dawn on you that perhaps, just perhaps, the solution, the response needed to your prayer, might come in the form of listening to God speak? How does God speak to us, you ask?

If you are like me, your mind is constantly analyzing, assessing, deciding, working every moment of every day. I can’t seem to sit down and just be quiet – silent – yet I must, if I am to discern God’s will for me.  With difficulty, I make Continue reading