This is a noisy world. Noise everywhere. This constant cacophony makes it very hard to listen. Who can hear the soft, quiet voice of the Lord inside with the ruckus going on around us? The Lord would have to shout to make himself heard. He could do this, He can do anything. But that is not his usual way. That is why prayer is so important. Prayer is conversation with God. And the Author of Life stoops down to listen. Amazing.... when you pause to think about it. The thing is: We can't do all the talking. We have to listen, too. God speaks in all of us but we need to be silent sometimes so that we can hear Him more clearly.
" But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you." Mt. 6:6
Even our minds can be noisy and cluttered with many unnecessary things. Through the grace of God we can change these thought patterns. Especially the negative ones. Certain thoughts may come into our heads but we can learn to let them go. Dwell on the Lord instead and soon there won't be room for these other things.
" Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." Rom.12:2