Our Father is not silent. Some have a picture of God as a silent person who folded His arms after the Bible was given to men, now sternly watching to see if they will do what He said.
Not so. The Father made us to be His children and re-created us in Christ, holy, righteous and full of His living Spirit so that we could interact with Him as sons and daughters do with their fathers.
He loves and He speaks, and He listens to us when we talk to Him. He sings songs over us as we sleep, and He loves the worship we sing back to Him. He put His Spirit in us so that we can walk with Him in a ‘new and living way’ – this isn’t dead religion. The Father has specific things to say to each of His children to express the individual thoughts and plans He has for each of our lives as Ps 139 beautifully describes.
Learning to hear Him is the natural joy of a child, and possible for every Christian – ‘my sheep hear my voice‘. And yet there’s a lifelong journey to walk of learning His voice as we grow to know His heart. We learn to hear more clearly as we are transformed by His love, as we experience ever more of His love poured out on by His living Presence with us.
In a series of blogs to follow I’ll be sharing thoughts about his journey of hearing and communicating with God.