Retire from the world each day to some private spot, even if it be only the bedroom (for a while I retreated to the furnace room for want of a better place). Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it.
(A.W. Tozer, Worship and Entertainment, 45)
His presence is all that matters to me. No matter where I am I get tuned to Him. In the washroom and kitchen I get connected and sing. While driving, I pray, sing, or listen to a melodious song that carries me into His presence. I am aware of the honking of traffic but not bothered by them.
When I watch TV, I tune out and my heart gets attracted to God. I feel I should spend my time more wisely. I appreciate the presence of my family and wish we had more time with the Lord at our family altar and quiet time. However, the pressures of life and work often draw me out from His presence. I know I must run back to Him, leave all that I am doing and spend more quality time with the Lover of my soul.
Dear Jesus, I want to have more time with you. Thank you for your voice that gently guides me. I am your sheep. I will follow you. Dull my ears to the voice of the hireling wherever I am. Thank you Jesus (John 10:1-18, 27-28)!
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.