life and faith

When listening doesn’t always come easy

Welcome to another foray into Five Minute Friday, where we let words fall as they will and catch them on the way, with no reflecting, marinading or worry about being perfect.

Today’s prompt is:‘Listen’




START…

Prayerful thoughts on hearing from God


“Be still and know that I am God..” ~ Psalm 46:10




“Be still before Me. Quieten your mind and heart. Tune out distracting thoughts and tune in to My voice.
When you search within, My Spirit whispers to your own. I will not shout or overrule your will. Though there are times when My voice carries itself with greater clarity and urgency than others.
Listen regularly and you will develop an ability to discern My voice above the clamour of your own thoughts, above the noise of other voices speaking into your life.
When you become attuned to My voice, then you will realise that I am never silent. My word goes out to the ends of the earth continually.
I speak in many ways:through My Word, through other people, music and books; creation declares My voice loud and clear.
There is no place where I cannot be found and heard by those with ears to listen. And when you do, My still, small voice comforts, reassures, leads, guides, supports and helps you through everything you may encounter.
I am longing to hear from you, my child. 
And I am waiting to speak into your life.
Are you listening?”
STOP.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world” ~ Psalm 19:1 – 4
How do you best hear from God? 

What aids or hinders that process?

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