If we want to hear God’s voice, nudges and prompts in our everyday life, then we need to find space and be attentive. Luckily, we’re already pretty good at having those moments when he might speak to us, all we need to do is pay attention.
Today Dave talks about those moments when our brain (and soul) has enough unoccupied margin to allow God to speak.
I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp. Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
- Have you experienced those moments of remembering and elusive facts or having an inspired idea when you are really not trying? What sort of places does this happen to you?
- Does God ever speak to you in those places? Do you ever think that the sudden recollection or the inspired idea might actually be God speaking?
- Or do you have times when you’re sure it was God?
- How might you press into those times when you have margin for God to speak? Are there things that you actually find enjoyable? Do you think feeling joy might also help you hear God, or, deep down, do you feel if you enjoy it then it can’t be spiritual beneficial?
- How could you be more aware of God? What could you pray to God at the start of those times?
- What could you do this week to try this out in a more intentional way?