A God Listening Heart

“Here’s what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people?” 1 King 3:9 The Message

I teach people how to use our ability to ponder, to listen for God’s leading, then discern what may come from God and what cannot. I use the tools offered by the Christian faith community.

We meditate naturally. It is a form of human intelligence characterized by attending to images, words or memories rather than managing them. When we are managing our thoughts we are using a second form of human intelligence which intentionally intervenes in our internal dialogue – the flow of thoughts, memories and images we call thinking. The results of attending intelligence are commonly called insights or inspirations. The results are experienced as coming to us rather than being a product of our own intelligence. Have you ever heard or experienced, “I don’t know how I came up with that. I just went to sleep and when I work up it just came to me.” The results of attentive intelligence are often thought of as creative. Just as managing our thoughts to a purpose takes energy and is tiring, attentive thought is refreshing. A word commonly used to summarize attentive thought is wisdom.

If you want to think more deeply about the difference between directive thinking and attentive thinking click here. So if you want to receive more gifts, more energy and more wisdom, go to Getting Ready to Meditate. If you don’st see what you need, just send me a message.

 

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