It seems clear that God has spoken to His people throughout history, and that He continues to direct us today through His Son and the Holy Spirit. How then do we go about learning to recognize His voice and actually hearing what He has to say? Jesus’ example provides the answer. If the Son of God had to find solitude in order to speak with His Father, how much more do we need to escape the daily noise and spend time seeking and listening for His voice.
Questions for further thought:
1. Knowing the importance of minimizing distractions and focusing on God, do you set aside daily time to withdraw from your regular routine?
2. When you focus on God, do you tend to spend more time speaking or listening?
Challenge: If you haven’t tried it or have gotten out of the habit, this is a good opportunity to try the 5-minute challenge that Pastor Doug suggested a few months ago. Try to spend 5 minutes clearing and quieting your mind to just listen to God. Once you’ve mastered 5, try expanding the time.
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