Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hearing

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

 

“When you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.”

(Psalm 4:4, NIV)

 

Melody Beattie in her book, The Language of Letting Go, emphasizes

the importance of contemplating what is on your mind first thing

when you wake up in the morning. What is it in that half-asleep,

half-awake place? Are you troubled about something? Is there some

responsibility you have neglected that is bothering you? Is it a goal

you’ve been wanting to start but have kept putting it off? Is it an

unhealthy relationship you are in and you know you need to get out

of it? Is it a destructive habit or sin that you feel convicted about?

 

What is on your mind at this time is coming from your inner self,

your unconscious mind, or it may be coming from God’s Spirit.

It may be revealing a truth you need to deal with. Listen to that

inner voice -- the voice of your heart -- and do what you know you

need to do about that issue that is troubling or challenging you.

Don’t put it off. Take care of it each day.

 

Suggested prayer: “Dear God, when my inner self or your Holy Spirit

reminds me of something I need to fix, to start, to put right, or to do

today, please help me to write it down so I don’t forget, and then

do something about it that day. Gratefully, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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