As women who seek to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, hearing the still small voice of God through the written pages of His Word is something we crave. There comes a time in life when hearing anything other than His voice is no longer enough, a time when we long to be in His presence, when we need to come close and listen to His voice above all the distractions and chaos of life. In those moments, God calls us from where we are, to where we will be. For me, that moment was in the winter of 2011.
We had recently moved into a new house and I was trying to establish a new routine. I know many of us have been there. Boxes, boxes and more boxes were piled up crying out to be emptied while at the same time my family was crying out for food, laundry and some normalcy in life! So many things were calling out for my attention, my focus. The chaos in life was loud. I was feeling stressed, overwhelmed and just plain exhausted.
For years, I have had the habit of spending time with God first thing, early in the morning. It has been a priority in my life that I treasure. Time set apart with Him before I have time with anyone else, including Facebook, texts and email, has been critical for direction for the day and developing a deeper relationship with Him. Continue reading “Come Here and Listen”