Are You Listening to God?

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders....”

Psalm 29:3

Ponder This

Some people think it’s a waste of time to simply sit at God’s feet and listen. It is not a waste of time to wait on God any more than a woodsman is wasting time when he sharpens his ax.

In his booklet “Tyranny of the Urgent,” Charles Hummel wrote,

“When we fail to wait prayerfully for God’s guidance and strength, we are saying, with our actions if not our lips, that we do not need Him. ...Prayerful waiting on God is indispensable to effective service. Like the time-out in a football game, it enables us to catch our breath and fix new strategies. …The need is not the call. The call must come from the Lord, who knows our limitations.”

Practice This

Read Psalm 29. Count how many times the phrase “voice of the Lord” is repeated. Spend at least that many minutes listening for His voice and trusting He will speak His will to you.