When God speaks we are to give our Creator our complete and undivided attention. Make it a point to have alone time with Him daily and turn off the TV, any background noise or disruptions. Listening to God requires a right attitude in our hearts. In order to listen to God and receive His instruction, we must want to do “His will,” much as Habakkuk did. God honors the heart that is fully surrendered to Him. If we are stubbornly clinging to our own desires, we are likely to get an unclear message that will not be God’s voice at all. As a result, we are likely to continue pursuing a path that is contrary to the one God has designed for our lives. Remember, when you surrender your will you are allowing God to be the pilot in your life and in full control of any decisions, circumstances, and needs.
Jesus intervenes as our messenger to God. Whatever we lay at his feet it will be communicated to our Creator and dealt with. We can trust Jesus in any matter we may be facing. Listen to Him. You can and will hear Him speak to you and your heart if you focus and meditate on the Word.
“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8
Listening to God requires a heart committed to understanding His message. God often speaks to us in visual images. Consider the example of the prophet Habakkuk, in Habakkuk chapter 2. The prophet longed to hear from God! He was so determined that he was willing to stand and wait as long as it took.
“I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me…” Habakkuk 2:1.
Habakkuk found that God was faithful. “Then the LORD replied, ‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay” Habakkuk 2:2.
Trust and lean on Him, start your conversation in prayer, look at it as starting a conversation saying “Hello there it’s me.”
Written by Tamera Boynton