Those who consider God distant may be surprised to know He wants a personal relationship with us and communicates to everyone, even those who deny His existence. But because He’s not speaking audibly, many people—including some believers—are unaware He’s so relational.
For those willing to hear, God’s “voice” can be discerned through a variety of sources. The most obvious is the Bible, but He can also call to us through the spoken or written words of other Christians. And at times He speaks through circumstances and the wonders of creation (Rom. 1:20). I’m sure every one of us would be amazed if we knew all the ways our loving Father tries to get our attention.
When God calls, He speaks into our heart and mind through the Holy Spirit. In this way, He communicates specifically to each of His children. That’s why two people can hear the same sermon or verse and receive different applications. But various hindrances can interfere with our Father’s messages to us. So, beware of busyness: When life is full and noisy, God’s quiet voice is nearly undetectable.
Set aside time today to really listen for Him—through Scripture, prayer, and circumstances. When you hear from Him, respond in gratitude for His loving involvement in your life.