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11 March 2009

Are You Too Busy To Listen


"You were too busy creating those
beautiful words in your mind
to PRAISE ME that you forgot to LISTEN...
It is only in the deepest silence
that you can find the answer."

-God-


Sometimes our burden weighs us down and that's when we remember to pray. We utter words of praises in the hope that He will look upon us with favor. And He always does... even without fancy words.

But why do we still feel heavy despite the fact that we have already knelt down in front of Him, offered our sorrow and uttered our praises? Why do we hunger for an answer that doesn't seem to come no matter how hard we pray? Why doesn't anything make sense at all?

Have you thought for one moment that MAYBE... just maybe... you didn't give Him a chance at all to talk to you? Perhaps your mind was racing to catch every word of praise that you can muster or of weariness just to let Him understand how heavily
your present situation is affecting you.

You don't go to a friend to give her a compliment and just turn your back after saying your piece. You don't go to a counselor, tell him all your problems and leave his office without waiting for an advice. Of course, you wait for a reply.

The same thing goes with prayer. As in any communication, God also wants to respond to you. But how can He do this when you were probably too busy to listen to what He has to say to you? Can you imagine, you let Him wait for you to finish what you wanted to tell Him and just when He is about to give His response, you conclude your prayer and stand up to leave.

Remember this:

"It is only in the deepest silence that you can find the answer."


Empty your mind and START LISTENING!



Blessings to all,





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10 POINTS OF VIEW:

Sandee (Comedy +) March 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

Listening can be so difficult for some. You are so right about listening.

Have a terrific day. :)

candlemamma March 12, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

Hi Bing, Thanks for your great comment on my blog. I hope you can accept your nomitation. I would love to link my blog to yours. I really think you have great sisterly attitude! I will understand if you don't take your award.

The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic March 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

Lovely Post. I would add that it is the "void" where all questions live... we just need to be quiet enough to know/hear the answers.

Flo March 12, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

Hello, Bing! Beautiful post. I still need to learn how to do that, to really listen.

Have a great day!

PinkLady March 12, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

SANDEE, we all know that listening is the key to good communication. we sometimes forget this though. thank you for your nice comment.

PinkLady March 12, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

CANDLEMAMMA, thank you so much for the sisterhood award. It is my pleasure to accept it.

PinkLady March 12, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

Kara, i have so much to tell you but this is not the right place. there is so much confusion in my life right now. thank you for dropping by and leaving this lovely comment.

Blessings to you!

PinkLady March 12, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

FLO, having a personal relationship with Him means letting Him talk to you too. He is reaching out to all of us. He wants us to listen. Let's not do all the talking.

Blessings!

Tripti March 13, 2009 at 9:12 PM  

So true !!

PinkLady March 13, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

TRIPTI, it's so nice to see you again here. I hope you are doing fine. Thanks for dropping by.

God bless!

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