Suddenly, there was an awkward silence. Our conversation came to an abrupt halt. I awkwardly cleared my throat clearing while my fingers restlessly fidgeted my teacup. My colleague glanced at her watch to see if it was time for her to leave. I don’t think either of us was completely comfortable with each other yet. Someone’s got to say something! Do you know what I’m talking about? Small talk ensues. We nod heads to the topic of the weather or the latest sports game. But the awkwardness remains. Does this sound familiar? Sadly, this is often also felt in our own prayer lives. We think we ought to talk God’s ear off with our petitions and desires. Or maybe our complaints and whining. But God longs to talk to us. He wants us to be Listening For That Still Small Voice.
To Hear Is To Be Silent
We live in a fast-paced culture where silence is not golden. Quiet is extremely difficult to find. And somehow, this concept has transferred into our prayer lives. We talk at God, hand over our requests, say a few thank-you’s and then end the conversation. Read More