God spoke to Adam & Eve.
God spoke to Cain.
God spoke to Noah.
God spoke to Abraham.
God spoke to to Sarah.
God spoke to Jacob.
God spoke to Moses.
God spoke to Isaiah.
God spoke to Hosea.
God spoke to Paul.
You get the point. God speaks. He is always able to speak to us. Sometimes He chooses not to speak to us in the way we expect or want. Sometimes He speaks to us through HIs creation. Sometimes He speaks through other people. Sometimes He speaks through prayer. Sometimes He speaks in a still small voice. A lot of times He speaks through His Word. And sometimes He speaks by continually placing themes and patterns in front of us through daily Bible reading, a Bible study, wise counsel in our lives, etc.
Perceived silence from God is brutal. I’ve been there. There have been times when I have cried out to God and wondered where He was. I was blinded by my own pain. I was looking in the wrong places. I was pushing away the same things and people that God could use.
Just because we perceive something to be true doesn’t mean it is. Especially with God. Our perception can rarely if ever be trusted. God is always there. He is always speaking if we are willing to listen. I’ve been through seasons where I didn’t understand or I felt distance. That wasn’t God. That was me.
The closer I get to God, the better I discern His voice. The further I push myself away from Him, the less I am able to discern His voice. I know I push myself away sometimes because of the pain or the hurt or the sadness. I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to draw closer. I want to hear HIm.
And that’s what I’m doing with this blog. Over the last week and really even over the last eighteen days, God has been speaking to me in so many ways. A specific story in the Bible has come up multiple times in multiple scenarios with multiple people. I feel a specific ache in my heart that I recognize, and God reminds me that ache continues to remind me that he is the only healer who can reach that place. When I write on this crazy public platform, I lose myself in the process and know that the words are forming exactly as He wants them to.
God has been actively speaking to me, and I am praising Him for it. He is not silent. He speaks to us. He long and desires for us to come to Him. He wants to make His voice more evident in our lives. He wants a relationship with us. An intimate, personal, life-changing relationship.
He’s all in, but the question is: Are we?
This blog post is a part of a series called Rediscovering God for the Write31Days challenge to write every day in October. You can find links to all posts in my series here. If you want to know more about the Write31Days challenge, you can find out more at www.write31days.com.