On Hearing God

Written on 22/07/2021

Ever since I’ve come to live in this house, I feel like God’s been teaching me so much. Almost everyday I find out another and another lesson. Sometimes the lessons are fun, but at times they are all about learning patience and trust and they are not easy to learn.

I don’t know if you recognize this. I notice that at times when I talk about listening to God, people look at me a bit confused. How do you know?

I learned through experience. It’s like any relationship. The more you spend time with someone, the more you will know them.

I read something recently that struck me: “A Spirit does actually exist which teaches the ant her path, the bird her building, and men, in an instinctive and marvellous way, whatever lovely arts and noble deeds are possible to them.” (John Ruskin)

I never thought of it this way, and it shows how we often make things too complicated.

 As the Spirit guides a bird into building a good nest, even more will that same Spirit guide us in whatever we are doing.

No matter how much noise you hear inside you. Somewhere in there is the voice of the Holy Spirit guiding you. Get to know Him, spend time with Him, learn to recognize His voice. Jesus was the Word made flesh. That means that reading the Bible is spending time with Jesus.

It’s not always easy, following the voice of God. Like when he tries to teach me things that are, in a way, against my natural personality to learn. And at times I wonder if I’m on the right track – and I guess that’s where the words ‘faith’ and ‘believing’ come in. The more I try to follow his voice the more I recognize it. 

He might ask you to do things that do not make sense at all. But in following there’s also so much joy. And most of all: His peace that surpasses all understanding.

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