Glory Seed Devotional, 01/22/2016

Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Expedition of Light and Truth

On Praying…

In spite of what some may think – Prayer is not talking to yourself!

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 right after saying amen 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?”

“Yes.”

“Then I’m willing to help.”

“God, is that really you?”

“What’s your heart tell you?”

“The small voice in my heart says yes.”

“That’s my Son’s voice.”

“Jesus’ 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 go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” (Jeremiah 29:12, NKJV)

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.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might!

Grace and PEACE, Amen!

Gary

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Scriptures marked NKJV have been taken from The New King James Version. (1982). Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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