I know, you think I meant to say listening to God. I really didn’t mean that at all, I wrote exactly what I meant. Listening for God!!
Last weekend I attended a Prayer Conference at my church. The conference did several things for me. It made me want to listen for God. By this I mean just to know that He is working in my life. That He is sending me messages here and there that I might miss if I am not aware.
I’m reading a book by Morris Venden on Prayer. The same thing is happening in my thought process as I read this book. It is just the simple fact that I want to listen and watch for signs that God is near and answers my prayers.
You don’t know this about me but I like to read several books at a time. I don’t always finish a book before I start a new book. That’s not good but it’s how I seem to do it. Right now I’m reading, The Answer is Prayer, by Morris Venden, You Were Made for This by Bruce Wilkinson, A Life to Die For, by Clarence and Stephen Schilt.
The book by Wilkinson, has also made me think about God and how He wants to use each of us in a powerful way. We just have to make ourselves available and let God know we are willing to have him work through us.
A Life to Die For, is a great book about the problem of SELF. Do you have a problem with that? LOL Don’t we all. I emailed a friend one day just to see how she was doing and she told me she was having trouble with self. I told her to get the book A Life to Die For and read it. This morning during my devotions my mind wandered to my friend and within a minute she called. I thought that was almost a God thing. This book has made a big difference in her marriage and she is only half way into it.
How about you? Are you reading? Why not make a goal for yourself. Perhaps you would like to read 4 books a month or maybe 2 books a month. I am going to give this some thought I want to set a goal, turn the TV off and do some reading.
Ask the Lord to show you a really good book. Does this sound strange to you? I don’t think it is, God is interested in everthing we do and I know He will lead you to the right book.