Something written by Max Lucado. Always more we can learn and do.
Learn to Listen to God
"I believe we can learn to listen to God if we are equipped with the right tools. The first tool is a regular time and place. Select a slot on your schedule and a corner of your world, and claim it for God. Take enough time to say what you want and for God to say what He wants.
"The second tool is an open Bible. Pray first, asking God to help you understand it. Study the Bible a little at a time. Read until a verse 'hits' you. Then meditate on it and write it down.
"The third tool is a listening heart. We know we're listening when what we read in the Bible is what others see in our lives. If you want to be just like Jesus, spend time listening for Him until you receive your lesson for the day-------and then apply it."