Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Praying: stop – look – listen…
In spite of what you may sometimes think – Prayer is not talking to yourself!
PRAYER IS BEING WITH GOD!
One day with life pressing hard in on him in desperation a man prayed, “God, I don’t know why I am doing this because every time I do I get the feeling that all I’ve done is talk to myself. And I’m probably doing that now but I need you. Amen.”
Much to the man’s surprise he heard a voice, “I know what you mean I tried talking to you a number of times and like you it seems as if I am talking to myself.”
“Is that you, God?”
“You don’t know my voice?”
“No, because I’ve never heard it before,” the man answered.
“Don’t you mean you’ve never listened to me before?” the voice responded.
“Heard, listened? What’s the difference?”
“Hearing is the difference. Sounds entering ones ear does not constitute hearing. ” the voice answered.
“God, are you going to help me?”
“Are you willing to listen?”
“Then I’m willing to help.”
“God, is that really you?”
“What’s your heart telling you?”
“The small voice in my heart says yes.”
“That’s my Son’s voice.”
“The very same.”
“Wow! I never knew,” the man answered in surprise.
“I know,” God said.
God promises through the Prophet Jeremiah, “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me. When you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, declares the LORD…” (Jeremiah 29:12 – 29:14)
It is nearly impossible to talk and listen at the same time! When we pray sometimes we talk – sometimes we need to stop – look – listen.
Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“Jesus is God’s Promise! Every promise God will fulfill in 2015 will come to fruition through your relationship to and with Jesus. Come Jesus, come.”
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