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00119 - How to Listen

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

It takes practice to know the difference from your own thoughts and God speaking to you when you pray. 1 Kings 19:12 refers to God speaking in ‘a still small voice’.

Listening in our busy world is more important than ever, to get past the noise of distraction is the challenge.

When you know that you have heard God speak, through a scripture that jumps out at you when you read, or it might be your mind is so pre-occupied with something that God is influencing you. Sometimes you might hear God audibly inside of you, nothing to be embarrassed about there. Listen and waiting is the proving ground of prayer. You are demonstrating to God you are serious about prayer, and you intend to spend time with Him, and invest your time in focussing on Him. Take an hour and just listen, you’ll be amazed at what you hear.


In our busyness, we must train ourselves to be quiet and listen to Him.


Lord, help me to clear my mind and focus on taking time to be with and listen to what you have to say, Amen.

Action Point To learn to listen you need to invest the time to pray and surrender yourself to God. Give it an hour a week for a while, you will be amazed.

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