#faithbites #faithjourney voice
Have you ever been going about your business and a specific song came into your head? Maybe you were taking a shower and a thought or prayer came to you? Maybe you were about to make a decision or take action and you got butterflies or a pit in your stomach. Have you wondered why? That is God’s voice.
The vast majority of us won’t have a burning bush (Exodus 3 1:4) , a voice from the heavens (Deuteronomy 4:36), or break bread with our Savior (Acts 2:42). We won’t be able to go up on a mountain, receive commandments to bring down (Exodus 20:1-7). We won’t follow our Savior to the mountain top and see him transfigured (Mark 9:2-8). It’s just not the world we live in. Does that mean God doesn’t speak? Absolutely not.
God speaks to us in so many different ways. We just need to make sure we acknowledge that it is God’s voice.
How is God speaking to you today?
God is always talking to us, are we listening? In Isaiah we see that God will be directing us with his voice. We have to recognize it. We also can read his voice through his Word. The scriptures help us in everyday life. We need to committ them to heart and spend time with them. That is how God chooses to communicate with us.
As I was helping my youngest with her memory verses, I was trying to explain why this is so important. If we have God’s word on our heart, we will always be guided by him. It’s hard for a six year old to understand, heck I have trouble sometimes, though I know it’s good to know his word.
Are you hearing God? Remember, just as God spoke to the people in the Bible in different ways, he still speaks to us. Don’t let that gut feeling or that song that just popped into your head, go to waste. It may be that God is talking to you. Make sure to talk with him.
How is God talking to you? Write down one way in the past week that God used his voice to help you. Then for the next few days, make a conscious effort to write down those God moments. It doesn’t have to be something big. It could be as simple as a song poppining into your head or a memory from the past. Dig into it. What is God telling you?
Father God, thank you for being present in our lives. We often cry out that we don’t hear you. Help us to hear your voice. Let us see all the different ways you are talking to us. Transform us to hear your voice and act on it. Let us know that it is you telling us how to live, how to grow, and how to be. Remind us that we don’t need a burning bush, tablets with commandments, or even seeing someone transfigured to know it is your voice in our head and in our hearts.
Lord, we love you with all of our being. Thank you for never leaving us. In your name, Amen.