One tactic that has made a big difference in my spiritual life of late is increased listening.
So much is written and spoken about prayer but little is spoken about the listening aspect of prayer. Why ask God for assistance if you are not willing to listen for his answer and guidance?
What have you missed from the Lord because you aren’t being intentional in your listening?
So, try this – instead of moving from one prayer to the next or one scripture to the next, try pausing and listening for a few moments. I can’t promise anything magical will happen but the discipline of the ebb and flow of a conversation will get you in the habit of listening and recognizing how God communicates.
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