Listening to God
Sometimes when you are having a conversation with God (prayer), do you intuit a response? I take that as a legitimate answer and go with it. I figure if I'm wrong, God will stop me. I'm still trusting in Him, even more so. Don't you think?
Other times, I take my time when I'm trying to discern something. I figure it doesn't matter much if God hasn't shown me the way.
Have you ever ranted at God and then stopped short, in shame? I have. I take that as God giving me a look that would peel wallpaper off the walls. As well He should! Who am I to question One to whom I owe everything? Still. I know He cuts me a lot of slack. I know He understands because after the shame, I usually can look at whatever injustice I was ranting about, more objectively.
Am I projecting myself in my perception of God? What if I am? Does it matter? If God made me in His image, wouldn't it be natural for me to imagine God in my world?
I consider this relationship with God, prayer. I do test God's responses, though. If what God is telling me to do is good, then I go with it. Is it a loving, compassionate, and a merciful response, then it's Him.
How do you communicate with God? How's your prayer life?