Listening to God’s Soft Whisper

At PrayerWe often thank God for sending a particular person into our life.   God blessed us through that person.  It is easy to see God’s action in those He sends into our life in response to our prayer.  It is more difficult to be the person who God sends in response to someone else’s prayer.   This requires, instead of a prayer petition to God, listening to God and acting on what we hear.  Listening is more difficult, it requires a peaceful heart, a heart free of distractions of the world and centered on God.  Listening to God speak is difficult, God speaks softly to the heart in a soft whisper.   Self must be poured out and emptied and replaced with Christ.  To be a servant of God, to imitate the Son of whom He is well pleased, is to hear God and act on what He requests.

This entry was posted in Essays, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Listening to God’s Soft Whisper

  1. Francis Philip says:

    I can confirm that this is true. Adoration is the best time to listen to the Lord speaking to our hearts. Thank you.

  2. barbaraschoeneberger says:

    “It is more difficult to be the person who God sends in response to someone else’s prayer.” No kidding!!! It places a huge obligation on us to retreat into Christ so we don’t give someone sinful advice or support for sin. Absent God’s grace, it’s a really scary place to be.

    • Michael says:

      I agree! Yes, it can be scary. As you rightly note, it requires retreating into Christ. We can find comfort in his promise to send the Holy Spirit to guide us, and when needed provide us with the words to say. Christ will continue to guide and protect those you retreat to Him in prayer. We need to continually pray to be emptied of self and filled with Christ.

  3. Amanda Rose says:

    To reach out to other’s as the Lord leads us takes great courage, it is a risk and a gift of self. We can only do it through allowing Christ to love through us. Thanks for the reminder to be attentive to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit.

  4. seeker says:

    It would take a life time to become the person God intends me to be. I keep on praying to open my ears, Lord. Sharing my facebook.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s