Matthew 26:40-41, “And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
XI. Pray for one hour – Listening: Receive spiritual instruction. Ecclesiasates 5:2, “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.”
I have noticed a trend in so-called Christianity. I hear people praying and telling God what to do. Really? What gives you and I the right to tell Holy God what to do? Nothing! What we need to be doing is keep our mouth shut and our ears tuned into Him. This is called listening. It is a lost art today. I know I am guilty of not listening. We hear someone tell something and we immediately want to tell them how to fix it. In the right place there is nothing wrong with this. When it comes to time with God it is wrong. We need to be listening for God to give us His orders. He is our Commander in Chief. He is our King of kings and LORD of lords. We take orders from Him. We need to be silent before Him and listen for Him to speak to us.
So, how are you doing?