Have you ever paused and reflected on the things that you hear?
Everything today is instant and taking time for pause or for preparation is on the decline.
Recently I got to share with a group of high school kids about the story of the Paralyzed man, and I challenged them all to stop and listen with the ears of their heart to the scripture.
I posed this question to them– “What do you notice, or what stands out to you about this scripture?” Then they had time to talk about it in their small groups and the responses people shared were profound as we all got to pause, prepare, reflect then respond.
We should be taking this same outlook to our walk through Lent. Sometimes we need to set aside purposeful time to reflect on what we heard today, what we read, hearing God’s still small voice in amongst the busyness of our day doesn’t always come naturally.
For those students, if I didn’t set aside time to pause, prepare, reflect and then respond, we would’ve moved on to our next activity and skipped an opportunity to hear God’s voice.
Today I want to ask you, what did you notice about your day yesterday, or maybe the day you’ve just had? What stood out to you in conversation? How maybe could you have done something differently? Let us prepare our hearts to hear His voice.
PRAYER: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today Thank you for giving us the time we have in our day. May we start to pause, prepare, reflect and respond to see the things you are doing in our lives. Amen.