“O Lord, now I have heard your report,
and I worship you in awe.” (Habakkuk 3:2a LB)
If you want
to hear God speak, then worship God.
words, thank him for being a part of your life and for being interested in the
details of your life. Thank him for answering your prayers: “O Lord, now I have heard your report, and I
worship you in awe” (Habakkuk
3:2a LB). God gives you a vision. God gives you a dream. You know what
God wants you to do, so now you thank him for answering your prayer. That’s
part of worshiping God.
What I want
you to do is to stop seeing your prayers as a monologue and start seeing them
for what they truly are: a dialogue. Prayer is a conversation with God. God hears
you when you pray, and he answers you when you ask questions. He wants to talk
to you every day. If you will faithfully talk to God every day throughout the
day, it will revolutionize your life.
can't hear God until you know God, and there are three levels of knowing God:
recognition, acquaintance, and friendship. You may be at the recognition level;
you know God is there, but you don't really know him. Or, you may be at the
acquaintance level; you know God a little bit, but you don't know him very
God wants you
to live at the friendship level. He wants to be your friend, and he wants you
to be his friend. God wants you to talk with him all the time.
Talk It Over
prayer today: “Dear God, I'm amazed that you would want me for a friend. I
really want to learn to have conversations with you. Help me to spend time with
you every day. Thank you that you care about every detail of my life. Jesus, I
want to know you more and more every day, and I want to depend on you for
guidance in my job, my family, my future, and in every other area of my life. I
invite you to be the manager of my life, my Lord and Savior, as I follow you
and trust you. In your name I pray. Amen.”