After reading Genesis 17: 1-8, I could not help, but reflect on the posture of Abram as God was speaking to him. I noticed that he transitioned out of one posture into the next, and in that moment, God spoke to me that posture matters.
Our ability to hear God is affected by the position that we are in. Sometimes we are in a position where God is speaking, but we can not hear because we are so consumed and too distracted to hear. However, Abram was able to hear God speaking, and in the midst, he changed his posture. The scripture tells us that he fell facedown as God spoke to him. In that moment Abram was focused on one person and that was God. He was intentional in hearing what God had to say so much so he changed his posture. He recognized that who was speaking was not just a man, but God himself. This showed his reverence and honor for God in addition to his anticipation to hear God.
I can not help, but think that if Abram had heard God speaking, but continued on with his day and matters of life, that he would have missed out on hearing God’s instructions and promises for his life. We must ask ourselves, are we anticipating hearing from God, and if so, when He speaks what will our posture be? Will it be one of busyness and still trying to hear (if so, we are sure to miss something that God will speak) or will we prioritize the conversation that God wants to have with us. Will we settle ourselves in a position to hear, free from distraction.
Challenge yourself to cut off the noise, put the devices down, and have intimate time with God. God wants to speak to you; He wants to reveal His plan for your life, provide instructions and remind you of His many promises. The only way to hear is to be still and actively listen (pay close attention). Change your posture and listen to God speak. Be intentional about quieting your atmosphere and clearing your space to make time to hear from God.
Many prayers have been prayed, but the only way to hear the answer is to posture yourself in anticipation that God is going to speak to you!