Whenever I read how Jesus walked away from crowds to be with His Father or Moses alone in the mountains with God, my imagination allows me to vicariously experience the spirit-filled power surges they probably witnessed in those timeouts.
The other day when I imagined one of those gatherings, the Holy Spirit interjected this question:
Who do you think did the most talking—them or Me? Hmmm!
I believe God did most of the talking. I’m sure after Jesus dispersed His power ministering and catering to the multitudes—healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons, His human body needed some R&R (rest and restoration) that only His Father could provide.
And Moses, who wrote the first five books of the Bible, had to listen because he wasn’t born in the beginning when God created heaven and earth.
Do we talk more to God than we listen to Him?
Prayer is a conversation we have with the Lord. Do we, or a designee, do all the talking when praying? Do we have our prayer agendas and services so tightly planned that we forget to invite the Holy Spirit into the conversations? I know all prayer settings aren’t appropriate to wait before the Lord; however, seek Him as soon as possible.
Is the prayer complete without God’s input? Just asking!
Speak; for thy servant heareth (1 Samuel 3:10b).
Imagine you doing all the talking on the phone, and when finished, you say goodbye without allowing the other person to say a word. We often treat God like that other person; the only difference instead of saying goodbye, we say Amen.
Why should we talk less and listen more to God?
- Who knows what we should pray for, God or us?
- Who has something to learn, God or us?
- Who knows where our icebergs are hidden, God or us?
- Who can stop the devil dead in his tracks, God or us?
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much.
(Job 38:4, LAB)
By faith, listen to what God is saying.
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(LAB) Life Application Bible copyright © 1988 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL 60189.