It is so important that we connect with God daily. Reading a blog, listening to a song or reading a Christian book is not connecting with God. We need to daily find that place in His presence where we connect with Him. He has so incredibly much to reveal to us and He has such a desire to spend time with His children.
We need to prepare our hearts to receive Him and to tune our ears to listen to His voice. Our hearts need to be open, good soil, to allow the seeds of His words to fall into our hearts and grow.
“Other seeds fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.” Matthew 13:7-9
“As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case hundredfold, in another sixty, and I another thirty.” Matthew 13:22-23
How often are our minds so full of thoughts that there is no space for God to get a word in? God is always speaking, but His words often don’t even reach us, because our heads are so full of “the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches”. This can be a challenge, but I believe that this is why Peter says: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:6-9
If we do not cast our anxieties on Jesus, then the devil has a foothold in our minds and he will do anything to distract us from what God is speaking over our lives. Take back your ground, cast all your cares on Jesus and open your heart and ears to the beautiful things that He wants to say to you. “But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deut 4:29