“for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young—
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:1-7
We spend so much time in prayer, which of course is something we are called to do. It’s a vital part of our walk with Christ and a meaningful, deep focus during Lent. However, sometimes we get so absorbed with the “talking” part to God that we forget about the listening part.
Solomon tells us in Proverbs 1:5 that the “wise listen and add to their learning.” If all we ever do is talk then how can we listen? How can we hear that still, small voice?
Keep praying daily but stop and listen as well. It is how we can grow in our relationship and gain wisdom and understanding.
Psalm 34:11; John 10:16; John 10:27
Lord, help me to listen, to focus on hearing your voice. Quiet my mind from distractions and help me to hear only You.
©2017 Raelyn Pracht