Aperture of Light

Aperture of Light


Hearing God’s Voice

posted by cmartin

Sometimes really hearing God can be a hard thing to do.  We can go through life everyday thinking that we are listening, but are we really?  Are we really letting God work in us or are we making the decisions that we think God would make.  That’s something to stop and ask ourselves everyday.

I have started a stage of life where I no longer have things set out in front of me.  School was a main focus for so many years and now it is over and time to become an adult now, right?  Time to ask God what the next step is.  It seemed that trusting God was easier then.  Maybe that is because I was planning what I thought He wanted for me instead of letting Him show me.  It is absolutely crucial that we really learn to hear God’s voice.  There are so many voices that drown Him out.  So many times we hear things that we think are good advice, they must be from God!  It is so important to, even then, go to God in prayer and ask Him, “God is this you?”  And He will show you.

I was convinced that I knew what the next step for me was, but decided I would rest and let God show me more.  It turns out that He showed me so much more.  More than anything I would have expected.  Something so different but so much more.  He showed me my heart.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7

After all, why are we anxious?  What is the rush in life?  God knows the desires of our hearts and he will reveal all in His perfect time.  We just need to learn how to listen.

Find a place, away from all the noise and the rush of life.  Maybe God will meet you there.  He met me here:

There is something about being out in God’s creation that is so therapeutic.  God speaks to everyone in a different way.  There is no wrong place and no wrong time!



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