When I first started this journey of my life, I always had the question of how do you hear God during your daily activities. As a youth attending church, you ask that question. But how do you find the answer once you are already in adulthood and starting to raise children of your own?
Since my husband and I started attending church again, I’ve been going to Bible studies, MOPS and attending church services every Sunday. I still have yet to understand, and wonder if I ever will, how you know when God is really speaking to you. Is it a whisper or shouting from above? Is it through other people, a pastor, priest or minister, the Scriptures?
Where do you find this divine inspiration most of us our seeking daily?
Just my luck, we started exploring this option during Sunday service last week. In Luke 8, Chapters 4-15 it explores how to hear God speak and the different walls that individuals put up to not hear Him speaking to them.
We all have to slow down and give our minds time to explore all that God might be saying to us. What direction He wants us to lead in life and the path in which to take to seek that guidance.
My pastor, David Whidden, said something that really made me think: “Don’t just hear God’s word, follow it.” As a newer faith believer, this can be frustrating and confusing. You are still just trying to even understand hearing God’s word.
Lately, I’ve found it to be through other believers. Being around other faith believers, whatever their beliefs, is inspiration for me. They don’t have to be of one faith, just all seeking to believe that there is a higher being to guide us, nurture us, and believe that there is something greater in this world.
In the wake of all the tragedy that transpired around our community this week, the two St. Petersburg police officers who were killed, the mother who shot her two children, you have to believe that God is still there. Learning how to hear Him instead of the other whispers or shouting in our minds is what is comforting in this midst of these terrible situations.
This week, believe that something is greater and find what that means in your life. Learn or study how to understand God’s Word or plan for us in this ever-changing world.