Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Pray to Communicate

by C. LaRene Hall

I guess my goals/resolutions intertwine with one another. Last week I mentioned praying when I wrote about spirituality. This week I want to delve into praying a little more because this year I hope to improve the quality of my prayers as well as the quantity.

When a person communicates with me, that mean we talk, correspond, write, or exchange a few words. This is a two-way thing. If the other person doesn’t respond, that means one of us isn’t listening.

When I pray, sometimes I close my ears or my heart to the answers. Or, in most cases I don’t stay on my knees long enough to receive an answer. That means I wasn’t listening.

This year I’m hoping to take the time to listen for the answers. For me, this is difficult. Life is busy and usually I don’t want to be patient and wait for Him to speak to me. I want to be done with it so I can get on with my life.

I know that without the help of God I wouldn’t be able to write anything. Yet, I fail to acknowledge Him as often as I should. If I pray more often and include Him in my writing decisions maybe I would have a more successful year. It is my goal this year to listen, pray more often, and wait patiently for answers.


Carolyn V. said...

I love this post. I sometimes find myself not willing to hear the voice of Heavenly Father. It's because I am a stubborn gal. Thanks for the great reminder today. =)

L.T. Elliot said...

This is something I'm working on this year too. Waiting and listening. I'm also trying to make God a full partner in my writing and when I feel like He's with me, I'm twice as productive.

Connie Hall said...

Thanks for your comments.It's good to know that I'm not alone in this.