I don't even know how to describe what's been happening to me over the last three days as far as my spiritual walk goes. I've found a place (Buffalo Trace for those of you who know it) where I can go talk to God!
First off let me just say why I think this is so amazing. Since becoming a Christian 7 years ago I always craved and wanted a relationship with the Lord where I could actually really hear from Him. I always read of Moses, Abraham, Noah and all the people in the Bible who actually heard directly from God and I always craved a relationship with the Lord like that. I prayed for it and prayed for it and prayed for it and then on Monday I just wanted to go to a place where I could get away from all distractions and just focus and pray to the Lord. I decided to go to Buffalo Trace Park because it is less than a mile from my house and it is such a beautiful place to just think, pray and call out to the Lord. There is this beautiful lake there and for some reason when I am around water I am instantly in a place of peace and comfort. Now I'm not saying that you have to have a "place" to go to in order to get in touch and hear from God but even in the Bible we read that Jesus went to pray in a specific place. There's just something about making an effort to get away and just be by yourself with the Lord that elevates the communication.
On Monday I went there for the first time just seeking to talk with the Lord. I prayed and poured out my soul to Him and just asked Him to keep me on the right path and to show me where I am falling short. I asked Him to open doors for me and make a way and low and behold the very next day God answered that prayer! (More to come on that later).
I've since visited that place every day. And every time I've gone there I've heard from the Lord. It's not been any exhaustive conversations by any means but mostly just small statements. I cannot begin to describe what it feels like to hear the voice of the Lord in such a profound way. It is such a blessing. I am walking closer with the Lord than I ever dreamed possible and it is stretching and changing me in so many ways. God answered my prayer for ears to hear Him and I am going to do everything possible to keep that going!