I was thinking today of the phrase I hear church people say- “Speak Lord” I wonder if when we say that we really want to hear what He has to say? And whether or not we will obey His voice if we do hear?
Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t hear God” or ” God doesn’t speak to me”? I ‘ve walked through seasons in life where I could clearly hear God speaking to me on a regular basis, and I’ve walked through seasons where I didn’t even recognize His voice. I came to a realization just the other day. God never stopped speaking to me, (insert dramatic pause here) I just stopped listening.
Funny thing about God though, when you do take the time to hear what He has to say- and I’m not just talking about in your prayer time, I’m talking about in the day to day ordinary moments throughout your day- when you are quick to obey when He tells you something, even something small, suddenly it seems that He starts talking a lot more.
God longs for a personal relationship with us probably more than we long for one with Him, and the only successful relationships I know of involve two-way communication on a regular basis. So don’t just talk TO Him, take the time to hear what He has to say back.
What’s He been saying to you lately?