Exodus 33:8-9 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. 9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.
Don’t be compelled to be the one speaking all the time while you are in prayer;allow God to speak more. The most powerful time in prayer is when God is speaking. Since that is the case, we must let God speak more during our times of prayer. He is not going to speak just because we stop talking and say God it is now your time to speak; that is not how it works. God speaking is not a button that you flip on or off at your beck and call. He will choose to speak when He deems it fit. However, what we do know from Exodus 25:22 is that when we meet with God by positioning ourselves in His presence, He promises that He will speak with us and show us what to do. Therefore, the secret to a more productive prayer life is to position ourselves so that God can speak more.
What can we do to allow God to speak more during our times of prayer? In answering that question, it is best to learn from the life of Moses, he was a master intercessor. What Moses did was to make going into God’s presence his first priority. He demonstrated that by first going out to the tabernacle, which was where the presence of God was, before he started to pray. When he did that, Exodus 33:8 said “the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses”. Moses made God’s presence his first priority and God responded by drawing close and speaking with him. It will be no different when you make His presence your first priority during prayer; God will draw close and speak with you. To hear God speak more, foster an atmosphere that is rich with His presence by starting with praise and worship. Psalms 100:4 says “enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise”. God will always respond to true praise and worship.
Do not make the mistake of making your prayer list or your agenda your first priority when you go into prayer, allow God to speak more by making his presence your top priority.
Life Application: Allow God to speak more during your times of prayer by prioritizing His presence.
Prayer: Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary that is pure and holy. I position myself to hear you speak more when we meet in prayer. Open my ears to your voice and speak from your heart to mine. In Jesus’ name, amen.