Do you ever just desire a Word from God? Do you ever just yearn for Him to speak to you personally? Do you just want to climb up in His lap and talk to Him?
I do. I so desire a Word from God. I so desire for Him to speak to me. I just love that feeling when He shows me something in His Word. I have been reading a book “He Speaks to Me” by Priscilla Shirer. I love, love this book! I have been literally dissecting it page by page and chapter by chapter. I want all I can get out of it.
One thing that she points out in her book is that we have to prepare ourselves to hear and discern the voice of God. I think that sometimes we just expect God to call out to us from heaven as we go about our daily lives without any action or participation on our part. We really desire to hear His voice, but what we have to realize is that our hearts have to be prepared and our lives equipped to be able to hear when He DOES speak and to discern that it is Him speaking.
There are times when God speaks in our spirit so strong that we have NO doubt that He is talking to us. There are times when His voice isn’t as audible and we aren’t sure. I think that those are the times He is requiring us to seek Him more. To dig into the Word more. To hit our knees more. Then we will know. As we grow and mature spiritually, we are more in tune with Christ and that intimate relationship that we are nurturing with Him enables us to live in the Spirit and feel His presence. To feel Him speak.
There are times when He chooses to be silent. I think that it is in those times that we sometimes feel that He has forgotten us. But I think that it is in those times that He is requiring us to be faithful. To be secure in who He is and what He can and will do in our lives. He is in essence speaking through His silence.
Lord, help me to prepare my heart so I can hear you when you speak. Forgive me for the times that I didn’t hear you because I wasn’t still and wasn’t listening. Help me to rid my life of anything that is hindering me from receiving what you have for me. Speak to me, Lord. Your servant is listening.