This is Day 20 of the 31 Days of Writing Challenge! Quite the milestone. I haven’t missed a day, and I have been stretched, as I know all of the writers have. How about the readers? We’ve all been fervently trying to read as many posts as we can so that we can encourage others, learn from others, and make friends. Many of us want to establish regular readers who care about what we are saying. I have stretched myself by researching the subject of prayer and conversation with God through the writings of respected author, teacher, and missionary, Frank Laubach.
A bend in the road is here for me, and as I take this turn I will write about some of my experiences in playing the Game with Minutes and learning to hear God’s voice as well as talk with Him continually.
Listening prayer is as important to our conversation with God as it is in our conversation with any person. If we are talking all of the time, we never grow or learn anything.
- It is by listening that you learn the heart of the person you are talking to.
- It is by listening that you show respect for them.
- It is by listening that you build a relationship with them.
- It is by listening that you can benefit from the wisdom that they have.
When you apply these to listening to God Himself, your benefit will be magnified exponentially. I am listening, and here is what I “feel” He is saying:
My Wisdom is readily available to you. First you will find it in my Word. Take my Word into your life and eat upon it as you would daily bread. Meditate upon my Word, and let it sustain you . By taking my Word into your life you will learn my voice. You will learn my truth. You will learn about my love for you. My love for you is greater than anything you can imagine. For I am Love. Can you meditate on my love every day? Can you feel my love for you? Can you let my love totally consume you? Do you feel how much I accept you? I delight in you. I see the tree in the acorn, the flower in the bud, the apple in the seed. I delight in you. I delight in the acorn, the bud,and the seed just as much as I do the tree, the flower, and the apple. You are my beloved. You are mine!
He’s asking you and I to meditate on His Word and His Love. I can do that today.
Dare to Pray, “Help us to be aware of Your Great Love for us today, and let that love flow through us to others. God bless the United States of America.