April 23, 2013

Listen

ListenThere are many ways we can be communicated with. We can hear words spoken, read words written, or feel stirrings in our spirit. Communication occurs during personal devotions, public worship, private conversations, books of varying subjects, retreats, missions, and any place where you’ve made yourself available to God and others.

You may be “spoken to” loudly enough to ring over the noise of the world but often God’s voice is “thin and quiet”. (1 Kings 19:12, CEB) Often, if we’re not paying attention, communication can be missed.

These exercises are just a few that may help you listen:
Meditation
Prayer
Fasting
Study
Solitude
Worship
Guidance

Read Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster for more information on these spiritual disciplines and others.

Continue your exploration through discernment.