5 Minutes to Listen


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” 

Proverbs 3:5-6

It takes about 5 minutes to read through a normal Our Purposeful Life blog post.  Today, instead of spending 5 minutes listening to us, I would like you to spend 5 minutes listening to God.  Really listening.  Not making a speech at God.  Not making a list of requests.  Listening.

If you need to, set a 5 minute timer to make sure you get in the full time.

Don’t make it harder or more ‘religious’ or ‘spiritual’ than it has to be.  There are just 2 steps:

1)      Start your day today by acknowledging Him.  He is here, and He is interested in you.  Acknowledge that fact.

2)      Ask Him to guide you.  Really – whatever you have going on today, ask Him for advice.  Tough conversations, decisions about the weekend or next year, even the mundane details of life.

This is something that will take practice, just like every other meaningful and enjoyable activity in your life.  Just like every other relationship you have.  Start out with some broad questions and some specific yes/no questions.  And take time to really listen.  Ok, start…….now!


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2 thoughts on “5 Minutes to Listen

  1. Tom says:

    I’m listening. Thanks!

    1. Nate says:

      Thanks for your message on Sunday, Pastor Tom. It was a good reminder to start the day by saying “What do you have for me today, God?”

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