“Listen to my cry for help my King and my God, for to you I pray.” -Psalm 5:2
When I talk to God and lay out all my requests, concerns or worries, I have no doubt that He is listening. In those moments of prayer I know I have God’s undivided attention but that wasn’t always the case. When I was young in my faith I would often stop in the middle praying, look around wondering, Is God was really listening or am I just talking to myself?
I began reading the Bible, studying it and quickly discovered that not only does God listen me but He longs to speak to me as well.
Talking to God is much easier than actually listening, but He desires that we hear Him the same way we desire that He hears us, if not more but listening takes practice.
To really listen to anyone, let alone God means we have to put aside our mind’s own agenda and just be still for a bit. Choosing to be still on the inside gives God the opportunity to speak to our hearts. And from there, just listen.