There are so many of us who love God and want to have a closer relationship with Him. We can go to church, read our bibles, maintain relationships with other Christians, but still feel as though something is missing. That’s because there is. In order to have a relationship with anyone, we must spend time to get to know that person. We must spend time not only speaking to that person, but listening to whatever it is they have to say. Sometimes the best way to get to know someone is to sit in silence and just listen. This works the same with God.
We have to intentionally take time to shut down all outside distractions and spend alone time allowing our minds to reflect. After reading some scripture, try closing the book and meditating on receiving the message you’re suppose to receive from the scripture just read. After praying for understanding and guidance in any matter, try sitting comfortably in silence with the expectation of receiving that which was prayed for.
Remember, if you want to hear someone speaking, you first have to be quiet and listen. This works the same with God. If we pray, pray, pray, but never spend any quiet time listening for a response, we might be missing out on receiving many answers and solutions to the problems that compel us to pray in the first place (That’s not to say we only pray during times of trouble).
In short, It’s always a wonderful thing to spend time talking with God, but Don’t Forget to Listen.