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

Christian Meditation Is an Art of Prayer:

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. For 2000 years Christians have paused in the morning preparing for their day. They reflect in the evening. They consider what is done, what is undone and what honored God. We learn to have a God listening heart through practice.

Meditation is Natural:

We meditate naturally. Meditation is a mental process 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.

Christians Accept the Obvious:

Attending intelligence (listening heart) produces new insights. We just know that the results “come to us.” Something more than our own intelligence is at work. Have you ever heard or experienced, “I don’t know how I came up with that. I went to sleep. When I work up, bang. I just had it!” People say that attentive intelligence is creative. As Christians we know the source of this creativity is the Creator. Attentive listening is the reverse of managing our thoughts. As thought management consumes energy, 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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