Take Time To Be Still
by Joyce Meyer – posted September 07, 2012
In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart]. —Psalm 5:3
While learning to recognize the voice of God, you must find times just to be still in order to hear God’s leading in your life. A busy, hurried, frantic, stressful lifestyle makes it very challenging to hear God.
Find a place to get quiet before God. Get alone with Him and tell Him that you need Him and want Him to teach you how to hear His voice. Ask Him to tell you what He has for your life. Ask Him what He wants you to do. Ask Him to show you what you are doing that He doesn’t want you to do.
Present yourself to God, and listen. Even if you don’t hear from Him, you will honor Him by seeking Him. He promises that if you seek Him, you will find Him—you will get a Word from God. He will lead you by an inner knowing, by common sense, by wisdom, and by peace.
I’ve found that God doesn’t always speak to us right away or necessarily during our prayer time. He may end up speaking to you two days later while you are in the middle of doing something completely unrelated. I honestly don’t know why God sometimes waits to respond; but I do know if we will be diligent to seek God, if we show Him that we want His will, He will speak to us.
And to hear His voice, we must spend time listening to Him. Your ears will hear a word behind you, saying. This is the way; walk in it (Isaiah 30:21). It may not be in our timing, but God will speak to us and let us know the way we should go.
As you wait for answers from God, concentrate on obeying Him in order to keep a clear conscience. You will not have joy if you know God has told you to do something and you haven’t obeyed. But if you follow God’s voice, you will be radically and outrageously blessed.
From the book New Day, New You by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2006 by Joyce Meyer. Published by InProv. All rights reserved.
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