Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Time to Listen {Heart Connect}

Could this be said of you? Could it be said of me?

"He (she) prayed regularly to God."

These words were written of Cornelius in Acts 10:2 (parentheses above, my word). A Roman officer, captain of the Italian Regiment, and a devout, God-fearing man. And one day while he was praying, God spoke and told him to summon a man named Simon Peter. This meeting with Peter changed the course of history, and opened up the way for Gentiles, as well as Jews, to hear the message of Jesus' death and resurrection. 

"You never know when or where 
or how God will invade the routine of your life ... 
God is always preparing us and positioning us for divine appointments. 
And prayer is the way we discern the next move. 
The plans of God are only revealed in the presence of God. 
We don't get our marching orders until we get on our knees!"
(Draw the Circle)

And of all the things we can busy ourselves with during a day, prayer is often crowded out. Could it be that this is the most important - to take time to read, listen, and share hearts. Connecting our heart with His - waiting, listening. 

These 40 days leading up to Easter - the perfect time to ask God to deepen our habits of seeking Him, of listening, of opening up our hearts to Him. Click here to read about some great tools to use for these 40 days, recommended by Ann Voskamp. And see the link on my sidebar to read of another tool that I am using - Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge (and from where the quotes in this post have been taken from). 

"Our job is to hear His voice. His job is to establish our steps."
(Draw the Circle)

Click here to read previous posts in this series.

Heart Connect: Living a Life of Prayer
The connecting of hearts - our heart to God's, and His to ours. 

Linking up with:
Faith Filled Friday

1 comment:

  1. deepen our habits of seeking Him...I love how you phrase that...thank you for that gift!
    I'll be joining you these 40 days...praying for deeper habits {HUGS}