I want to improve my life. I want to be more open to the will of God, more ready to hear His voice. Like the child Samuel in the temple, I’m not expecting to hear God speaking to me directly—so I try to be alert to other voices which have some authority, and to answer when they call.
Easier said than done. There are many worthy voices out there saying many worthy things, but here’s the catch: not all of them are talking to me. When I hear a good idea, a criticism, a suggestion, a plan, a description of a lifestyle, I often think, “Oooh, that’s absolutely right! I ought to be doing, thinking, or being that way! I’LL START RIGHT NOW!” Every day, I thread my poor conscience onto a...READ MORE