Learn how to listen.
Make time to listen.
Be intentional about listening.
Give honour and respect, don’t bring your own agenda.
This is not just about getting instructions for the next thing to do.
This is about relationship, knowing, intimacy.
This is about heart-sharing.
This is about transformation.
That was over two years ago. I was asking the Lord how to foster a more intimate relationship with him. Slowly, I’ve been learning; inclining my ear towards him.
And still He whispers, “Listen.”
The truth is that while there have been wonderful moments of listening and receiving, I’ve also been dodging and weaving, ducking and diving.
I want to share my heart with you, but you need to listen.
The truth is that I haven’t trusted his heart for me. I’ve too often tightened my grip on my own agenda. And I’ve been afraid of what I might hear.
The truth is that his love is unfailing.
His faithfulness is unwavering.
His grace and mercy are unmatched.
His gentleness is unsurpassed.
And I am his beloved.
An intimate relationship is only possible if I will listen. This is the path set before me. The invitation.
As we enter into a new year, this is the path I choose. To listen to his word, his voice, his heart, his creation.
I want to find out what happens when my first priority is to listen.
What is God whispering to you?
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