When is the last time God spoke to you? I know that question might sound a bit odd to you but shouldn’t you be having regular conversations with God? This is a relationship, right? In relationships we communicate so how is your communication going with God?
People often ask me this question: How do I know what God wants me to do? My response is the same. I simply ask folks, “What are you doing to hear God speak to you?”
In a world so full of email, texting, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and all the other technological ways to communicate, no wonder many of us are missing out on hearing God. We check our phone every time it dings for the latest status update but we won’t spend time with God.
Even the Psalmist, David, recognized the need to spend time talking with God. Psalm 27, verse 8 says this:
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
So how do we talk with God? Psalm 46, verse 10 gives us a great place to start the conversation. Here is what this verse tells us:
Be still and know that I am God.
Right there in that small verse is the key to the start of the conversation…be still. That means we need to intentionally set aside time to talk with God. That shouldn’t be a surprise to us. In our earthly relationships we make time to talk with folks. We get together for coffee, lunch, holidays or a variety of reasons just to talk and be together. David tells us we should be doing the same thing to talk with God.
It is in the stillness that you can begin to hear God speak with you. It is in that time that you set aside just to develop the relationship between you and God that you will hear Him speak.
So, be like David who desired to hear God’s voice and like David simply say, Lord, I’m coming. God, I want to hear your voice. Set aside time for the conversation and don’t let anything disturb that special time. You might be surprised by what you’ve been missing and by what God has to say.