As I sat in the big chair and exhaled several long breaths, I poured out my heart to God, who loves me so. I've had a very specific prayer request, and I just said, "Okay, God. I need a fresh word from you. I need to hear you clearly on this, and I need to know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, how you're leading." I took another deep breath and closed my eyes.
And, as if the Lord was camped out on my shoulder, I heard, "This is my way. Walk in it."
Ya'll, God might not use burning bushes today like He did in Moses' day, but He's still speaking just as clearly.
The question is, are we listening? Are we getting into quiet spots and petitioning the Lord to speak to us? Are we shutting up long enough to hear?
I'm afraid that too many times have passed me by when I could've avoided a lot of personal failure if only I'd been faithful to get quiet and listen for His direction. Don't make the same mistake that I've made. Listen. And, listen hard.
[Dennis, this post is for you. I was sitting downstairs on the couch, thinking, "I'm not going to blog tonight." And, then I read your facebook comment about posting on my blog. You motivated me to get up and get with it!]