Truth Unchanging

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Knowing God’s Voice


Many of us have been taught to remember that Jesus is always in the room with us, but we don’t usually imagine Him walking around talking to us in that room. 


What if He is? What if instead of imagining Him looking upward toward the heavens with perfectly combed hair, we imagined a friend standing in our kitchen while we washed dishes or sitting in the passenger seat while we ran errands? What if instead of calling our best friends or our moms or our mentors, we started a conversation with Jesus in the middle of the day?


That’s the type of relationship that God intended for us to have when He originally created us. When God made man and woman, He spoke to them. (See Genesis 1:28-30.) 


God created us to be in communication with Him. Why would we ever dare to believe that the same God who spoke the world into existence, who says in His Word that He “is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8),” suddenly decided to stop talking?


We often imagine a conversation with the Lord being very one sided. We speak. He listens. Occasionally, He answers. But the truth is, God started His conversation with His creation in the garden, and our hearts still crave this type of relationship with Him today. 


The good news for us is that God is still speaking, and as we listen, I believe He is always reminding our hearts, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them” (John 10:27). I know you. I made you and I love you. I want to lead you, love you, and let you in on the secrets of My heart. This conversation was My idea. You were designed to be in communication with Me. My Word is alive and active.


What would our mothering look like if we remembered that we had unlimited access to a parent’s greatest resource? God is ready to reveal His Truth; we just need to tune our hearts to His voice. 


Lord, thank You for being the God who desires to talk to us through Your Word. Change the images we have of You in our hearts if they are not accurate representations of who You really are. Help us hear Your voice speaking to us throughout the day. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.