By Niki Packer
Have you ever asked someone you loved what they were thinking? Or have you ever asked someone if there's something they want to say to you? Those can be dangerous questions, but they can also open wide the door of communication and take us deeper in our relationships and understanding of each other.
After I asked the Lord today what He wanted to say to the readers of the Called and Confident blog, I felt a challenge rising up from the Lord. What if, for the next 30 days, I asked the Lord each morning "What do you want to say to me today?" I often ask the Lord a specific question, and I will be silent and try to listen for His direction. But my challenge for the next few weeks, and one that I hope you will take with me, is to ask the Lord every morning before my day starts, "What do you want to say to me today?" And then be silent. Maybe some days He'll tell me how much He loves me. Maybe some days He'll have a mission for me. Maybe some days He'll share a secret with me. But with no agenda or preconceived ideas, I'm going to ask the Lord what He wants to say.
I'm reminded of young Samuel who was awakened in the night by the Lord calling his name. Finally after the third time, his sage mentor Eli advised him to say "Speak, for your servant is listening". In this instance the Lord had a warning for His people. But the Bible is full of stories of the many diverse messages God had for His people; all of them different and all of them important for such a time and place as that.
I invite you to join me for at least the next 30 days and begin every day by popping the dangerous but promising question, "What do you want to say to me today, Lord?"
We'd love to hear some of the messages He gives you. Comment below to join the discussion!