Learning To Listen to the Holy Spirit

by Kevin Litchfield

This quote from Gary Mayes’s book DNA of a Revolution recently jumped out at me:

“Listening for the leading of the Spirit is not a formula. There are no simple steps or magic codes. Listening is a matter of paying attention. The problem is we are simply too busy talking to notice God is trying to get our attention. Whether speaking of our personal lives or our lives within the church, dedicated time for quiet and reflection are rare. We fear silence. We avoid what the radio and television industry call dead air. We prefer tightly scripted worship services and we become driven to get everything done on our business meeting agendas. Listening often starts with turning down the noise, and, well, listening.”

“… He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple” (Isaiah 50:4).

1 Samuel 3:9 And Eli said to Samuel, “Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant is listening.'”