Really Hearing the “Voice of God”


I’ve always had trouble with this idea of “hearing from God.” I always side-eye those super A+ put-together Christians who were hearing from God every week, and somehow I was outside the door of some secret club where God was throwing around fortune cookies full of His life-changing secrets.

Let’s consider that God does speak to us every week. Let’s consider photosynthesis, the spinning of atoms, the burning of stars, the breath we just breathed, your child’s messy drawing, the twitching of your neurons to fire off emotions, a hug from your best friend. Let’s consider the sustaining of our molecules, which is purely by His grace. Let’s see all we are missing when our eyes are locked on a screen when the world is unrolling around us, as God makes His glory known through nature and coincidence. Let’s consider Christ, who is God’s spoken word and His very own glorious radiance (Hebrews 1:2-3). Let’s consider that God is already within the silence, and that even when we do not “feel” Him, God is okay with this too.

— J.S.


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4 thoughts on “Really Hearing the “Voice of God”

    1. I’m reminded of Psalm 90:16, “May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.” This is one of the few Psalms written by Moses, where he’s praying that everyone would have eyes to see the works of God. I gather that we often only see 0.000001% of what God is doing at any given time.

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  1. I believe that you bring up a good point. Some people need God more than others, and God does not judge us for living our own lives, and supports us finding our way without His constant presence. In turn we should not judgementally say that if we do not constantly feel His presence than we are not doing a good enough job listening.

    It’s like when you’re near someone, and being near them is all that you need.

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  2. Amen,, He speaks to, and through all His creation. But, He also speaks to us personally… as insanitybytes22 said.. I yearn to learn to listen-and “Hear” and obey more.
    And moonseafish? Do you really think some people need God more than others?
    I would go as far to agree with you maybe that somewhere, sometime in everyone’s life comes a time we are faced with the reality that we need God… or, we refuse to admit we need God. I can’t imagine ever “Believing” I am not in His presence. After-All He is still omnipresent.

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