Talk Less And Listen To God More!

Quick to listen and slow to speak!

People would be much better off to listen to God more and talking less. Pastor Mark Mallwitz always told me to take my problems to God in prayer before considering talking to anyone about the situation. Here are some encouraging scriptures about listening to God.

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I try to listen to God in all areas of my life, yet still having a sinful nature, I sometimes follow my flesh and sinful instincts. Thankfully God forgives us when we confess our sins to Him. Even though God is full of grace, we still always need to honor Him with our lives. ~ Bill Greguska

James 4:8  Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 


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Lectio Divina Prayer And Meditation (Listen to God)

Lectio Divina is a helpful exercise that the church has been doing for 1,500 years. There are four steps to this exercise that last from 45 minutes to an hour or so.
Before you begin, it is necessary to take the time to confess any known sins, remove yourself from all distractions for example cell phone, and try to set aside any troubles or concerns during this time. See below.

The Lectio Divina Gets Broken Up Into Four Parts:

Decide Ahead Of Time To Listen To God!

Good or evil, it is your choice!

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 Listen to God not our flesh or the devil.

  • Lectio (Read)- The first part will take two to five minutes to ask God to speak, and then (Select a scripture or use one of your favorites). Then read your selected scripture (no more than three verses) aloud several times.  The reason we read it aloud is actually to hear it. Sometimes understanding a passage, especially a familiar one, helps us see it freshly.

 

  • Meditatio (Mediate)- The second part is to meditate, and this will require approximately 15-20 minutes. When meditating on the scriptures, you go over and over again waiting with hope that God will bring up to you a word or phrase, or concept from the scripture.

 

  • Oratio (Pray)– The third step of Lectio Divina is a prayer which will take about 5-15 minutes. Your prayer is a direct response to God over the time of meditation, whether you are making impassioned pleas, more confession, or personal requests.

 

  • Contemplatio (Contemplation) Finally, and probably the most difficult of all is contemplation. Contemplation is merely resting in and enjoying the presence of God, and this is where silence is most important. It is also the time when God may choose to speak to your soul. It usually takes another 25-40 minutes. The hard part about this is not talking, because we are so used to talking and noise while God tends to whisper to see if we are seeking Him and listening to Him. Mark 1:35

Listen To God When He Speaks In Different Ways!

 


The Purpose Of Lectio Divina Is To Meet With God!

Sometimes, God has decided to interrupt the whole process; God has that prerogative. On the other hand, we need to be careful not to try to manipulate God’s showing up. Sometimes He speaks, sometimes He doesn’t speak. But, like always He is with us! Jeremiah 29:12-13
Pastor Dave Lynden with minor editing


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