Bernard Baruch said, “Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”
That’s not only true in the workplace, it’s true in the spiritual life. Many people think that prayer consists only of talking to God, but there is more to it. The most transformational part of prayer is the time spent in silence, listening. In silence, we learn.
“My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.” (Psalm 62:1 NASV)
The first thing to do when you get in God’s presence is be still.
The second thing is to be still some more.
Then you can begin to listen, then you can begin to hear from him. And then you can begin to experience his powerful presence.
The best thing? You can take it with you, all day.