Jude 1:20 (NKJV)
20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
I pray that each of you learned something new about Psalm 91 and have committed that Psalm of Protection to your heart and mind. Over the next several weeks, we are going to finish listening prayer. If you are new to the call, go to the website to download the January devotionals and the February 7th devotional, which is when we kicked off the listening prayer series. The last devotional from this series we explored our role of faith in hearing. This week we are going to explore, “How does the element of time affect our ability to listen?”
Consider the following:
Our scripture lesson reminds us to pray in the Holy Spirit. Praying in the Holy Spirit, means we pray in God’s strength and wisdom. God moves our hearts and directs our petitions, he instructs us on what to pray for. That is why time determines our ability to listen! The less time we spend with God the less we will be able to distinguish His voice. Seeking God involves waiting expectantly - continuous time! We learn God’s nature and the work of the Holy Spirit by reading the word of God…spending quality time! Reading God’s word shows us that sometimes God’s promises took years and even generations…in His perfect timing! Thus, how does the element of time affect our ability to listen, in every way! The more time we spend reading God’s word, praying without ceasing, and sitting quietly in His presence, the more we will be able to pray in the Holy Spirit and hear our heavenly father’s voice. Waiting on God is essential to hearing His voice! Many people always say, “we make time for what is important” - when’s the last time you intentionally made time for God?
Devotion is based on: “An Introductory Guide to Listening Prayer: God’s invitation for you to join Him on a quest.” click here to download the guide.