For a more enriching experience, go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading below is a wonderful reminder of how important it is to take time to be still and listen when You are speaking to me. So many times I misinterpreted the reading below for physical possessions. I suppose that is the natural reaction of the physical self, to go to the physical interpretation because we live in a physical world. The more I stopped and mentated on this and listened for Your guidance I came to understand that when Jesus said, "Take care what you hear . . . " that this has to do with Divine Prompting versus what we allow ourselves to hear out in the world. This heavily relates to the still, small voice spoken about by Elijah in I Kings Chapter 19. And wow, what a great read that is! The more I thought about today's reading, "Take care what you hear . . ." the more conscious I became of what I invite into my physical self through shear mismanagement or not paying close enough attention. There are so many sounds bombarding my system every single day that could potentially mislead or distract me if I do not get a handle on it. Negative, ill-influencing and misguided information can easily seep in if I do not stay on top of my own input.
Further, Jesus goes on to say with regard to the hearing . . . "The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you." I always took this another way instead of linking it closer with, "Take care what you hear." It reminds me of talking to a friend who isn't ready to hear what I'm saying. Or talking to a child, who isn't ready to straighten up and do the right thing after a Good talking to. The measure at which one hears, more things 'to hear' will be given. If I choose not to listen to Your Divine Prompting, then the lines of communication are shut down through my own self-undoing, not Yours! I find that the more I listen to Your Divine Prompting, the greater understanding I receive and more information and/or guidance is given to me. It's awesome!
The last part of the reading reminds me of someone who refuses to listen so they end up learning the hard way. This has happened to me and I realized that You fell silent because I wasn't listening anyway and a rude awakening or tough Love is exactly what I needed to straighten me up. I can honestly say that I don't like that when it happens but if that was the measure at which I was hearing, then that is the measure at which I was given. OUCHY! Thank You Father, thank You so much for giving us Your Son Jesus who always knew the right thing to say. The more I hear, the more You just keep giving to me. You are so Good! I LOVE IT and I LOVE YOU!
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~