One of my favorite paragraphs in Dallas Willard’s Hearing God is as follows:
Personally I find it works best if after I ask for God to speak to me in this way, I devote the next hour or so to some kind of activity that neither engrosses my attention with other things nor allows me to be intensely focused on the matter in question. Housework, gardening, driving about on errands or paying bills will generally do. I have learned not to worry about whether or not this is going to work. I know that it does not have to work, but I am sure that it will work if God has something he really wants me to know or do. This is ultimately because I am sure of how great and good he is.
Dallas Willard. Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God (Kindle Locations 2457-2461). Kindle Edition.
Have you ever approached prayer like this? Try it. Think of a decision you have to make and ask God for guidance. This isn’t a formula. Instead, it is a tip from a man who walked closely with him. Pay attention to your thoughts; often God speaks through a good idea or a solution to a problem that comes to your mind.
By Aaron Bjorklund