Listen, do you want to know a secret?

You may remember the song. It goes on to say, do you promise not to tell? I have been examining my prayer life to see how much time I spend talking and how much time I spend listening. In James 1 we are told to be quick to listen and slow to speak. Listening is so important. I am quite certain that many times I have prayed and left the building with God ready to speak and no one left to hear what He would say.
People love to hear secrets. As I kid, one time that you never talked was when someone was telling you a secret. And then they ALWAYS asked you to promise not to tell. So there you were with this juicy bit of gossip and no one to tell it too. Kind of like the preacher that skipped service to play golf on Sunday morning and got his first hole in one!
Well, the secret is out. I need to listen up more. I need to tune in to the still small voice of God. How about you? Do you go to the Lord with your personal "help me" list and fail to be quiet long enough to hear the helpful counsel? Be quick to list and slow to speak. This week I will start my prayer time off with silence...just listening. And you know, I am certain that I will find out something very important. Do you want to know a secret? Silence IS golden!