As a blind woman, physically seeing the world around me is no easy task. However, losing my sight did cause me to become a better listener. I know that if I want to hear the voice of God then I need to be willing to stop – wait – and listen. By being deliberate about this, I am intentionally asking God to lead the direction of my life.
My life is a ship and God is the Captain.
Life is busy. Kids, work, blogs, seminary, and other responsibilities make it challenging to drown out the world. But you need to take the time, find the place, and center yourself to hear the Lord. This will bring you closer to your fellowship with God.
Once you make the time, you need to be prepared to lead the conversation.
Tell God what’s on your heart.
Ask Him for what you need.
Emphasize to Him that you need His spiritual direction.
Give Him the respect He is due as the Captain of your ship.
Let Him know you need His divine guidance as a part of your life.
And after you’ve said all you needed to say…..just listen.
God promises that if you seek Him, you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). Don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear an immediate response in your spirit. God will lead you in various tones of voice. Sometimes it can be a quiet whisper and other times it may be akin to the bellowing of a drill Seargent. Only “you” will hear His message and it’s up to “you” to follow His Word.
Always remember the watch you wear on your wrist or the clock on your cellphone means nothing to God. He will speak to us in His time. Not ours.
You will be answered.
Be patient and listen.