Obedience is indispensable. Not to a static code, however helpful it may be at times. But obedience to God, who is present with us in every situation and is speaking to us all the time. Every obedience, however small (if any obedience is ever small) quickens our sensitivity to him and our capacity to understand him and so makes more real our sense of his presence.
-from The Captivating Presence
We grow in our ability to hear God as we commit to responding to God. It starts with small steps and then we find ourselves running over time. My prayer for myself and for you today that you would not simply ask God to bless our desires but to ask God what his desires are and quickly align ourself.