Since it's so difficult to be still in this overly stimulated culture of ours, I've chosen to be still as if my life depends on it. A practice and the practical apply.
Here's more from the How to Listen to God pamphlet -
These are the conditions:
- To be quiet and still
- To listen
So, with these basic elements as a background, here are specific
suggestions on how to listen to God:
I . Take Time
Find some place and time where you can be alone, quiet and undisturbed.
Most people have found that the early morning is the best time. Have with
you some paper and pen or pencil.
Sit in a comfortable position. Consciously relax all your muscles. Be
loose. There is no hurry. There needs to be no strain during these minutes.
God cannot get through to us if we are tense and anxious about later
3. Tune In
Open your heart to God. Either silently or aloud, just say to God in a
natural way that you would like to find His plan for your life-you want
His answer to the problem or situation that you are facing just now. Be
definite and specific in your request.
Just be still, quiet, relaxed and open. Let your mind go "loose." Let God
do the talking. Thoughts, ideas, and impressions will begin to come into
your mind and heart. Be alert and aware and open to every one.