I’m a talker.  Always have been.  Like many great talkers, I’m not always the greatest listener because I’m often formulating what I’m going to say next rather than hearing what the other person has to say.  It is a very real fault of mine and I long to be a great listener.  When it comes to listening to what the Lord has to say to me, I’m often too busy to slow down and listen.  This past Sunday our pastor preached on Psalm 46 and the need for us to just be still and listen, and know that He is God.  It was exactly what my soul needed to hear.  He asked us if we would even recognize our soul if faced with it, and my answer was, “I don’t know.”  I want to be a woman who knows herself and her soul and her Jesus.  I want to be a person who listens to what God has to say to me and spends quality time with my Savior each day.
In a world taken over by two very small but demanding people, it is a challenge to have silent alone time.  We all have excuses, don’t we?  Before kids came along it was something else.  My challenge to myself this week in my quest for Life to the Full is to slow down, shut up, and listen.  My plan is this: get up 30 minutes before my kids, grab a cup of coffee, read my devotion for the day, and listen.  In silence.  Will you join me?

This week’s challenge:  Spend time in silence with Jesus.

How do you carve out time to listen to the Lord?

You can read the rest of my Life to the Full series here.

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