Listening closely to how God is operating in our lives and the world around us has the potential to renew our minds, increase our joy, and help us to maintain an attitude of gratitude.
All this takes place as we record what we see, sense and hear through eyes, heart and spirit.
But in a world of chaos and noise we can struggle to hear Him.
“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world” ~ C.S Lewis
As I attempt to put into operation my #oneword365 of ‘listen’, I know it will be a test and a challenge.
What helps you to listen to God’s voice?
Please share in the comments below.
‘The art of listening’
Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in a sea of words
where voices everywhere are clamouring to be heard
above all that’s really necessary as a life-belt for my soul.
And all it craves is to avoid sinking into despair and doubt
while being tossed about on waves of opinion and uncertainty.
For I’m slowly discovering that the art of listening
is a spiritual discipline akin to any other, requiring
great patience and humility, both of which
I sorely lack in my heart’s vocabulary.
So I find I am being thrown hard
on penitential knees in an effort
to find ways to serve and please You.
May I seek Your Presence, find wisdom and discern
as I listen, lean and learn to pay attention and to heed
the essence of all You are saying
in a myriad of ways to me here ~ today.
And may I follow willingly, instead of going
mindlessly about my own way