Five More Seconds: The Blessing of Listening to God Longer During Quiet Times

Five More Seconds

Do you ever struggle to sit still long enough to hear God speak to you during your quiet time? I do.

Sometimes I rush through my quiet time and then wonder why it feels like something’s missing.

 

 Psalm 103:13-14 NIV says:

As a father has compassion on his children,

so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

for he knows how we are formed,

he remembers that we are dust.

~

Five More Seconds: The Blessing of Listening to God Longer During Quiet Times Wendy L. Macdonald blog and HopeStreamRadio podcast

God’s not an insensitive narcissist.

He’s a good Father who remembers we’re made of dust.

So let’s focus on He who is bigger and better than all the bad stuff that happens to any of us.

 

He Listens

God’s not afraid of our tears

Because His Son has walked this earth

He listens with patient ears

For He feels the pain of the curse

Suffered during our earthly years

But Christ’s blood bought us rebirth

So we are freed from sin and fear

Because God’s love gives us hope-filled worth

For eternity

For today

For right here.

~ Wendy/2017

Five More Seconds: The Blessing of Listening to God Longer During Quiet Times Wendy L. Macdonald blog and HopeStreamRadio podcast

I’ve shared a personal story about this on a recent-under-7-minutes-long podcast (Track #40) on HopeStreamRadio.

You can listen to it by clicking here: Five More Seconds. It’s a followup post to a similar one I previously shared.

Five More Seconds of blessings ~ Wendy

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Five More Seconds: The Blessing of Listening to God Longer During Quiet Times Wendy L. Macdonald blog and HopeStreamRadio podcast

 

8 thoughts on “Five More Seconds: The Blessing of Listening to God Longer During Quiet Times

  1. Yes, listening is so hard sometimes. We just run, run, run … I’m trying hard to listen to the Lord regarding my novel … I’m working on a little bit of a rewrite … <3

  2. Thanks for your thoughts, Wendy, on waiting that extra moment–or five more seconds–to hear what God has to say before we sign off on our morning prayers. I find it interesting that just before I read this blog of yours, I was reading “3 Insights to revolutionize Your Prayer Life” in Grace Fox’s newsletter called “growing with Grace.” (I will post in on Facebook for you or anyone else who’d like to read it.) Grace was our keynote speaker at InScribe’s Fall Conference a few years ago.

  3. Hi Wendy,
    I love following your post. Unfortunately I have been busy with finalizing my new book. It should go public in the next couple of days. I should have a few more moments now to follow you and my other favorite writers. Thank you for this inspiration. Hugs.

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