The other day I was driving to my workshop and chatting with a close friend. We speak often, so while I soaked up a few moments of her time, I also mentally made a to-do list and took in the morning sunshine. In the busyness of my morning I gave her only part of my attention. Much to my surprise, in the middle of our conversation, I heard a word from the Lord.
It was too quite to hear with my ears, but much too loud to ignore. “Stop what you’re doing” He said, “Listen to what she’s saying. Dig deeper. Nothing is more important than this moment.”
So I pulled the car over. I asked question upon question trying to uncover more of what she was feeling and experiencing. As the truth unfolded we cried together. We prayed together. When we hung up the phone I sat in stunned silence for a good five minutes. In the midst of our casual conversation, God decided He had some work to do.
I wish I could tell you the whole story of how God opened up her heart and what she shared—but that’s not my story to tell. My story is just a small part of the bigger story. It’s a simple story of hearing God speak to me and taking a moment to listen. But it was so heart-changing that I can hardly stop thinking about it.
In that moment it didn’t seem strange to hear God’s voice. It was a gentle nudging paired with an unmistakable direction. “Stop, listen and dig deeper.” To be honest, I can’t remember ever hearing God speak to me so clearly. But maybe I’m just not listening?
I want to listen better. I want to be willing to hear. I want God to use me, in all my busyness and imperfection. James 4:8 says, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
Pray with me? Lord please, open up my ears to hear from you. Draw me nearer to you. Amen.
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