I’m Being Heard (Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness, Day 11)

This blog has been temporarily overtaken by my Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness Challenge.  You can find out more by checking out the Introduction.

Probably one of the most unusual aspects of this journey has been that the more I’ve been silent and waited on the Lord to speak the more I feel like I’m being heard when I pray.  This is particularly strange because the amount of time I have actually had to pray things back to the Lord has been incredibly small.  But tonight as I was praying I was struck by the fact that Jesus is listening to me in a way that is different than before.  Almost as if what I’m saying now carries more weight and authority. Than when I started this challenge eleven days ago.

Why is this the result of listening and obeying?  So much of the time we only ask for things that we desire and we care very little for the things of Heaven.  But Jesus invites into a relationship with Him where we hear what is on His heart and we join Him in intercession for those things.  And these are the things I’ve been praying for as I’ve begun to listen more closely. So, I feel like I’m being heard at a new level.  And I’m enjoying it.

Have you noticed a change in how you pray since you’ve started the challenge?  Tell us about in the comments section.

Join us on the “Thirty Days to Greater Fruitfulness” experiment.  For the rest of September we are spending 30 minutes in silent prayer listening to Jesus and then acting on what He asks us to do.  Then we blog about the changes that are occurring in our lives through the marriage of listening and obedience.  It’s not too late.  If you’re just checking out that experiment feel free to jump in.  And if you want more information, you can check it out here.

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

3 responses to “I’m Being Heard (Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness, Day 11)”

  1. Melissa Dugan says :

    Travis….first time I looked at your blog. I’ve been doing silent prayer for about 3 years. It’s so deep and I’ve been changed so much.My prayer life is definitely different now. More Gods will, not mine and easier to give up what I want and yield to God.

    • traviskolder says :

      Hey Melissa

      Glad to hear there are fellow travelers on this road! As I go if you’ve experienced things that will be helpful to learn from, please share. Thanks for stopping by.

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