July 3, 2019 –
People are often so busy talking or anticipating their turn to speak that they miss what the other person is saying. Successful people have mastered the art of listening, so they know what is said and what isn’t said. Often, what’s not said is the most critical part of the conversation.
Sometimes the answer to a prayer request seems not to have been heard, but God’s silence may mean: You are to lean in and listen, getting closer to God so, in His small still voice you hear His answer. Other reasons for God’s silence is you have sinned against a brother and must settle your disagreement before you hear God’s voice; the timing may not be right, but remember, God is always on time; your request is for something you want and not something you need. God supplies all our needs, and not necessarily our wants.
While you wait to hear God’s voice, meditate on the words of the Psalmist “What is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him? You made him little less than God and crowned him with glory and honor.” (Psalm 8:4-5, HCSB)