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Paying Attention


What does it mean to be attentive to the Word of God? Psalm 103 refers to the angels as mighty warriors “attentive to the sound of God’s voice.” Is their real superpower their attentiveness? What kind of power might come from being that attentive to God’s voice? And how would it change the way you lived? 


Heavenly Father,
Open my heart, my eyes, and my ears, 
and let me be attentive to the sound of your voice
wherever I hear it: in Scripture, in prayer,
in the beauty of a sunrise, in the laughter
of a friend, in the tears of a child. 
Speak, Lord. Your servant is listening. 


Set aside 10 minutes today, settle yourself into a comfortable chair or on the floor, take a slow breath and then slowly let it out. Be still, try to let go of any worries or distractions. When you are ready, open your Bible to Psalm 103 and read this beautiful psalm of blessings. Let it resonate in your thoughts, in your mind, in your heart. Be attentive to what comes to mind. A person? A place? A memory? Something from the news? Let the Holy Spirit stir your heart; discover the quiet power of paying attention to the voice of God. 

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