How to Listen to What God Wants from Me
By Fr. Jonas Abib
Founder Cancao Nova
©Catholic Online 2004
The important thing is always to practice listening to God. You do not listen to Him with your ear but with your heart.
Listening to God is embracing God’s inspirations in your heart. God’s answers us in your heart, in our deepest inmost core where He dwells. If you want an answer from God, look for it deep inside yourself. You should learn to plunge into the temple of your heart and look for your answers there.
It is something that cannot be done externally, amidst noise and lots of activity; it is something that cannot be done in your head. We often try to decide things in our mind, know everything in our conscious mind. Though what we really need is to plunge into our hearts and search for an answer in deep prayer.
We all know the benefits of prayer, especially prayer in tongues, followed by deep silence. In fact, what you experience is not a real silence, an empty silence: on the contrary, it is a silence of plenitude, a pleasant silence, a silence through which you plunge into your own self.
It is something like plunging into the depths of your own spiritual oceans in a sea-probe, going deep down inside yourself and entering that place inside you where God dwells. That is the place where God gives you the seeds for the answers of everything you ask Him.
It is a question of learning how to listen to God.
You listen to Him not with your ears but with the wisdom He inspires you in the recesses of your praying heart.
Father Jonas Abib
http://www.cancaonova.net TX, US
Fr. Jonas Abib - Founder, 817 431-8512
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