Sunday, June 9, 2013


Sometimes I think we honestly desire to hear the voice of God, but we don't know how to listen. We spend some time in His Word, we ask for an answer. And then we sit in silence for a few minutes and hear nothing. We drive to work with Christian music, hoping the answer will come in a song as we so often hear others claim it did for them. And by the time we've been at work a few hours, we've become frustrated with the "silence". So we subtly throw our hands up and begin focusing on other things. On the tasks before us. And when the day is over, we're tired. We drive home or to the gym. We flip on our shows. Make dinner. Hang out with the family or friends. And unintentionally, we've forgotten about the way we poured our desires out before The Lord. We subconsciously give up. 

Maybe, just maybe, Jesus has been sitting with us the entire time. Maybe He delights in the fact that we poured ourselves out before Him. And maybe-since He is outside of time itself-He has already answered our prayers. Not the way we expect. Not WHEN we expect. But even better. And bigger. And nicer. But maybe, just maybe, we give up too soon and cease eagerly anticipating the answer. And maybe that can cause us to miss seeing the moment two months from now that the answer comes out of nowhere, dropped right in front of us. Beautifully packaged in a way only someone who knows us intimately can perfectly deliver. 

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