Do not call mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NASB)
Lord God, you are doing a new thing among us and around us – help us to notice and cooperate with You. As we listen in prayer, I can’t wait to hear what You say to us!
The practice of listening prayer has opened my eyes to the “new things” God is doing. It involves making space to hear from God by quieting my soul, surrendering control and listening for His voice. Sometimes it is hard for me to silence the demanding voices in my head. It helps me to “Cease striving and know He is God” (Ps. 46:10) by thanking Him for some aspect of His beautiful nature and meditating on His majesty. Then – I wait and listen. His voice may come in the form of a thought that gently arises in my mind or a scripture or a phrase of a worship song. I write down what I am hearing so that I can pay attention and act on His leading. It’s been pretty exciting to have my eyes opened to recognize His hand at work. Our great God is on the move among us and I want to be a part of it!
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