Nunca vas a escuchar a Dios a menos que desees escucharlo. Es así de simple.
"I will climb my watchtower and stand watch. There I will wait until we see what the Lord says and how he will respond to my complaint , " Habakkuk 2: 1 (NTV).
Listen to God begins with a wish. You need to want to listen to God!
Habakkuk 2: 1 says, " I will climb my watchtower and stand watch. There I will wait until we see what the Lord says and how he will respond to my complaint . "
Habakkuk begins with these words: "I will go up" in other words, is saying that he has decided to listen to God. It is a choice.
You'll never hear God unless you want to hear. It's that easy. God speaks to those who previously decide who will do what God tells them to do even before God to speak to them. He's not playing. He wants you want to have communication with him and, therefore, you say, "God, tell me what you want me to do, and I will."
Once you decide you want to listen to God, you have to find a quiet place. Habakkuk 2: 1 says, " I will climb my watchtower ", which is an expression in Hebrew that means being alone.
You can not hear the voice of God if you're surrounded by noise. So you have to find a quiet place. Are you agree that it is difficult to find a quiet spot in the world today place? What do you think in your own home? Those who are parents of young children know what I'm talking about.
Let me encourage parents. Susana Wesley had 18 children and two of them changed history. John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist church, while Charles Wesley wrote hundreds of Christian hymns. Both attributed their love for God, the passionate dedication of his mother towards the father. She prayed every day. How do you find time to pray every day when you have 18 children? Sometimes in the afternoon she sat in her chair and put her apron over her head. All his children knew that if molested her mother, when her apron were removed, would the wrong!
Jesus gives specific advice in Matthew 6: 6 (NTV), " But when you pray, get away alone, close the door behind you and pray to your Father in private Then your Father, who sees everything,. will reward you . "
There are two words that will motivate your decision to take time apart to the Lord God cares. God cares about what you're going through. If you do not realize that He cares, why would you want to use some time with him? Once you realize how much God cares for you, how much grace he has given you, then you will make the decision to separate time and be with Him.
Reflect on this:
- In what ways do you show God you want to hear?
- What is your secluded and quiet? How does it help you to listen to God?
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