Ask with total openness and vulnerability. Be wide open as you ask. (My friend, Dan Carl, first put this into words for me.)
And pay attention to what comes into your awareness right away. What comes quickly!
It will probably surprise you to notice how quickly God answers.
I see that God answers far faster than I ever expected or thought.
Usually you do not have to wait long. What it requires is that we be being attentive. Paying attention. Ready to notice. And ready far faster and more quickly than they have trained you to expect or notice.
I wonder…how much do we not hear God because he answered far more quickly than we expected?
(I encourage you to follow the early links to the other related articles. Which allows this article to be shorter than if I repeated it all here.)