Listen Carefully to God
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG
Sometimes God speaks loudly and clearly. More often, He speaks in a quiet voice’and if you are wise, you will be listening carefully when He does. To do so, you must carve out quiet moments each day to study His Word and sense His direction. And you can be sure that every time you listen to God, you receive a lesson in character-building.
Can you quiet yourself long enough to listen to your conscience? Are you attuned to the subtle guidance of your intuition? Are you willing to pray sincerely and then to wait quietly for God’s response? Hopefully so, because the more carefully you listen to your Creator, the more He will work in you and through you.
Usually God refrains from sending His messages on stone tablets or city billboards. More often, He communicates in subtler ways. If you sincerely desire to hear His voice (and strengthen your character), you must listen carefully, and you must do so in the silent corners of your quiet, willing heart.
In the soul-searching of our lives, we are to stay quiet so we can hear Him say all that He wants to say to us in our hearts. Charles Swindoll
We cannot experience the fullness of Christ if we do all the expressing. We must allow God to express His love, will, and truth to us. Gary Smalley
When we come to Jesus stripped of pretensions, with a needy spirit, ready to listen, He meets us at the point of need. Catherine Marshall
The one who is from God listens to God’s words. This is why you don’t listen, because you are not from God. John 8:47 HCSB