Jesus has revealed the necessity of His death to His disciples, and now he takes three of them up on a mountain. He is then transfigured right before their eyes. Peter blurts out that they should build a memorial. He said this “because he didn’t really know what else to say, because they were all terrified” (9:6). Then immediately after this transformation, they hear a voice proclaiming that Jesus is “my dearly loved Son. Listen to him” (9:7). This voice almost reads as a subtle rebuke against what Peter had just proposed. Peter didn’t know what to do. He was afraid, so his inclination was to speak. However, the voice from the cloud was beckoning him to “listen”. Far too often in life, we are speaking when what we actually need to be doing is listening. Our prayer life is filled with us talking to God; we give very little time towards waiting and listening for God to talk back to us. God is wanting us to listen to what He has to say.
What if today you had a prayer time that was mostly spent in silence trying to listen for the voice of God?
What are some aspects of our life that you feel like God is wanted to speak into?