While teaching about prayer, I have been told how hard it is to pray because after a few minutes we have told God everything on our “wish-list” and run out of words. The same mentality is displayed in our walk with God as we tend to think we are walking alone. Effective prayer is not a one way street where you are downloading all your burdens and worries. It is a two way street where you also receive from the Lord what He has to say to you. The Christian must therefore learn to hear God as much as they ought to hear Him.
Hear God through His word, other people, prophets, teachers and mentors. Hear God through circumstances, directly through His spoken word, dreams and visions and His still small voice. Hear God on a daily basis and through every situation you encounter. Ask God to speak to you. Give God time to speak to you. Step aside from the loud clatter of noise and chaos about you so you can hear the gentle voice of your father. Spend time to really fine tune your ear like you tune your radio so you can dial in, lock down and lock in the voice of God. Your walk with the Lord will be much easier, more fruitful and much more fun if you are hearing Him every day.
SCRIPTURE READING: John 10:25-30 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given [them] to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of My Father’s hand. I and [My] Father are one.”
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, open my ears to hear You through your word and the people that you have set to lead me. May I fully understand that it’s You speaking to me concerning the wellness of my life in Jesus name.