Each day I try and pray a short meditative prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit soul of my soul, I adore you. Guide me, strengthen me, and console me, tell what to do. Give me your orders, and I promise to submit to whatever you desire of me, and to accept everything you allow to happen to me. Let me know your will.

 After I finish the prayer, I try and just sit and listen, listen for God. It’s not easy. In fact, I would say it is one of the most challenging things I try and do.

I’m in Stillwater, Oklahoma with a group of Phi Beta Lambda students from OPSU. We are here for the State Leadership Conference and Business competition. I have found that going on a trip with students whether it is high school or college age is one of the best ways to get to know them. I know some of them in a small way in a classroom setting, but when we go on a trip, I get to know them in a different light. I’ve found that they are all very special and unique in their own way. I treasure the opportunity to just sit and have a conversation with them over a meal, or while we are waiting on a contest. I’ve found that to get to know them I don’t need to talk. I just need to listen.

Do you suppose that’s the same way with God? The best way we can get to know Him is to listen?


About dwinger

Former farmer, now college instructor
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