Listen

I was sat beside a small lake. It was an idyllic scene. Everything was still. As I sat the only sounds I could hear were the distant bleating of a few sheep and the gentle hum of a multitude of bees. I began to be still and listen for God. As I listened the bleating got quieter but the buzzing intensified. It now sounded like the string section of an orchestra warming up. There was a sense of anticipation. A sense that something was happening but something greater was about to start. As I listened a single bee came nearer. I could hear it quite distinctively. The general buzzing seemed to die down and I could focus on the one single buzz from the solitary bee who had come near. I felt God was saying “if you listen you will hear and be able to identify my voice. You will be able to pick me out from the general drone that you are surrounded by. Still yourself, listen and I will come near. You may not see me but you can hear my voice. I am a God who still speaks. Are you someone who will truly still yourself and listen?”
 
Father, help us to make time to be still Give us ears to listen Give us a heart open to you. Help us to hunger after you. Help us to act upon that which we hear. For your glory Lord Amen.

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