Have you tried going out
for a nice, peaceful walk lately? You know, get "away
from it all", get back to nature, "listen"
to the quiet sounds of God's green Earth? Well, unless you're
a lumberjack, fat chance of hearing anything but car horns,
pagers, cell phones, radios, tv's, and other signs of the
modern age. Do you ever wonder what God thinks of all this
noise, and how hard it must be for Him to get through to us?
This brings us back to the subject of prayer, and the fact
that it is supposed to be a 2-way communication time with
the Father. Many times, our prayers are simply a reflection
of the noisy world we live in..."God I need this, do
this, help me with this, thanks for this and that, etc. etc."
Then, 3 seconds after we say, "amen," we're back
hitting redial on the cell phone gabbing about the latest
episode of Friends. That time is probably one of the most
important parts of prayer...listening to what God has to say
to us. I think we all struggle with this, because in our mind,
we've done our part, now it's up to God to deliver. Well,
it's time to stop, get quiet, and listen to the answers to
the prayers we are lifting up. Maybe you'll hear an answer,
maybe you won't, but if you aren't listening, you'll never