"I know the Lord is speaking to me when I stop listening to the sounds from the world that feed my sense of pride and ambition. Instead I fall quiet, tune into God's great world around me, and actively listen. Sometimes nature speaks, telling me of God's majesty and glory. Sometimes God's Word speaks, reminding me of what God wants me to know. And sometimes the Spirit speaks, awakening my conscience, reminding me of failures, stirring my compassion and sense of justice, aligning me with God's will. I cannot control the voice of God or how it comes. I can only control my 'ears'- my readiness to listen and quickness to respond."
~ Philip Yancey~