I cant remember when I wrote these thoughts below but it was sometime at the end of 2015. I'd been struggling to hear his voice for a while. In our small group we encouraged each-other to make a double effort to spend time just sitting in the presence of God and just ask for him for one word as an answer.
I sat down and penned these words a few days later as my prayer and petition to God. I didn't get the answer I wanted, but the answer to this prayer that I received has been echoing up until this day and will continue to call me.
God didnt just provide me with a one word answer, to this day its been a flood of words falling on the page almost everytime I sit down and spend time with him.
While I'm studying his word.
When I'm just asking for his presence and enjoying his company in the solitude of my room.
Or when I'm in going on a hike in nature he gives me words of inspiration and comfort.
Just a question
Father in heaven I come to your throne
With questions to ask you
About your will and your plan for me
I want to keep it simple... please let me explain
In this complex world I often struggle and struggle in vain to hear your voice and your calling....
A clear picture of anything these days is hard to maintain
I'm Like an old piano
I'm just not in tune
Life is so frenzied as I run to and fro
Seems there’s always some place to be and somewhere to go
It's hard to slow down
There's so much noise and distraction
Sometimes I feel Im going to drown
I come to your throne with just one question in mind
Please keep your answer simple
As I am def as well as blind
So here is my question which I will ask
What do you want to do in me and through me for the coming year?
I ask just one word as an answer
Please guide my thoughts as your word I explore
Just one word will do as an aswer, it is all that I ask
Please make it loud and clear
A call from heaven
Too hard too hard to ignore.
I would like to encourage you to start a prayer journal and note down the thoughts and experiances you have with your time spent in God's presence. Even if its a couple of random words. I've found it valuable even years later looking at how God has led me.
Please share your experiances hearing God's voice and spending time with him.