Does He Talk?

I wonder how much God wants to say to us. If you read my last blog I mentioned the quote by Corrie Ten Boom

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"

The Bible is full of verses discussing our complete reliance on the Lord or acknowledgement of the Holy Spirit. And yet it is common to talk to Christians young and old who are waiting to hear from the Lord on a specific situation. "Where does He want me to go to college", "Who does He want me to marry", "What job does He want me to take", "Does He want me to buy this house", "Does He want me to move here", "Is it okay if I date this person", "How do I handle this situation", "What can I say to make this better", "What can I do to fix this"....

There are a million questions and decisions that cause us to desire to hear God's voice clearly. I think about how the Word says God talked to Moses.

The Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just a man speaks to His friend (Exodus 33:11)

I love in John 10 when Jesus says my sheep hear my voice. It is a verse I remind myself of often when I'm struggling to feel confident in His voice and His leading. The truth is clear in the Word that God wants to talk to us, He wants to lead us, He wants to guide us, He wants complete surrender. He wants to have His hand in every decision that we make, or else we wouldn't see verses like John 16:13, Psalm 48:14, Isaiah 58:11, Prov. 6:20-22, Ps. 32:8, etc.

So we're learning... It's not that God doesn't speak, it's not that He doesn't care, it's not that He doesn't have an opinion on our choices, it's not that He doesn't want to lead and guide.... Once again am I living into Proverbs 3:5-6

Do I trust in Him with all my heart? Do I lean not to my own understanding? Do I acknowledge Him in all my ways? Because if I do..... He'll make my path straight.

Be Blessed, J. Tate