Spiritual Listening

September 30, 2022

Scripture Resource Passage: “…a still small voice…” 1 Kings 19

Is it sadness? Is it depression? Is it insightful spiritual awareness? If I listen, what do I hear? How is it within my soul?

The avoidable question: To you, gentle reader, “How is it within your soul?” Awesome spiritual power flows into a listening ear.

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“When God speaks he speaks so loudly that all the voices of the world seem dumb. And yet when God speaks he speaks so softly that no one hears the whisper but yourself. Today, perhaps, the Lord is turning and looking at you. Right where you are, your spirit is far away just now, dealing with some sin, some unbearable weight; and God is teaching you the lesson himself – the bitterest, yet the sweetest lesson of your life, in heartfelt repentance. Stay right where you are. Don’t return into the hustle and bustle of life until the Lord has also turned and looked on you again, as he looked at the thief upon the cross, and until you have beheld the ‘glory of the love of God in the face of Jesus.'” Unattributed

Life Application Question continued: How is it within your listening soul?

Thank you for reading. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Blessings to each of you. May grace and peace adorn your listening life.

Published by Andrew Simkins

Dr. Andrew Simkins provides spiritual direction for individuals and small groups through the regular blog posts found on this site. He resides in northwest Indiana with his beloved, along with nearby children and grandchildren who are the adornment of his life.

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