We Are Good at Asking

We are good at asking
especially for things we think we need
for things that help us
for things that make our ideas of you a little more believable

We may even be good at asking
what you would have us do
who you would have us be
where you would have us go

But God, we are poor listeners

As a result
we too often hear our own voices of self affirmation
and mistake them for your guidance
we too often hear the answer we
already knew you would give
we too often speak in your silence
and move against your stillness

We hear your words “Ask and you will recieve”
And we are conflicted

So, with candor, we continue asking
but we ask chiefly, God,
that you make us listeners
so we may know what to ask for

We ask…and we listen.

Published in: on January 5, 2007 at 10:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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