Even before we say “yes” to God, we hear His Spirit woo and whisper us near. Listen as He reminds us how to thrive in our listening adventure.
Devour My Word, the Bible, your well-spring of foundational truth. Approach it thirsty, humbly, empty, letting its water wash your spirit, shape your desires. Mine its gold until it becomes you, infusing you with hope, clothing you with quiet confidence and captivating brilliance.
Learn discernment by paying attention to My inner warnings and promptings. “Don’t touch that; don’t go there; yes, do that, take this path.” Learn to view narrow restrictions as wide, wild paths to freedom and safety. Learn to view closed doors as promises to better doors opening. Your obedience births trust, and your trust, obedience, while both birth better listening.
Listen to the right noise. Pastors, prophets, evangelists, children, speakers, conversations, books, media… I can speak through anything and anyone, any time, any place, any where, but prioritize your noise. If it doesn’t line up with my Word, it’s not good for your diet. If it makes you spiritually anemic, go back to step number one and devour the purity of my Word. You can’t feed others ’til you’re fed, full, and overflowing.