It should be normal to hear the voice of God. We were intentionally designed for connecting with Him. Proverbs 20:12 ESV says “The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.”
Eyes and ears are two important tools we have to communicate and connect. We have ears to hear what, someone else is sharing with us. It’s not just about hearing their words it’s about hearing their heart. We have eyes to be able to look someone in the eyes while they speak to us and understand who they are better. Matthew 6:22 NIV says “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.” People who study body language will tell you that the eyes reveal a lot about someone, especially while they are talking or you’re talking to them. So the eyes are very important in communication.
In Genesis, we see God’s first interaction with man. God walked with Adam and spoke with him. Adam had a relationship with God; there was intimacy and closeness. In any kind and healthy relationship, communication is critical. God and Adam had that. God’s desire to connect with man has not changed since Genesis. God wants to talk to us not to share information, but to share hearts. Him sharing His heart with us and us with Him. That intent has not changed. It became harder for man to connect to God once Adam sinned. A wall was put between us and God.
It did not stop desire, only access. God still desires to talk to us. Even when sin was in the way, God found a way to still talk to His people. God used prophets in the Old Testament to talk to them. He gave instructions and directions through the prophetic voices. God raised them up during each part of Israel’s history, to share His heart with them. He never left them without His voice speaking to them somehow.
When Jesus came, He became the wifi signal that reconnected us to God. He busted open the doors of communication and connection between God and man again. We no longer need a prophet to be our go-between to God. Each one of us can access Him for ourselves.
Bishop Bill Hamon says, “Jesus Christ is the brightness display of God’s glory and the greatest expression of God’s person ever to occur in eternity.” Jesus is our model of God and connecting with God. Jesus restored God’s heart to our heart and our heart to God’s heart. He is the embodiment of God speaking. John 1 teaches us that Jesus is the Word. He is the Word of God made flesh.
God desires to talk and connect with you every day. Life can be busy, but it’s important to take the time to open your heart and connect to His heart. When we connect to God it meets a fundamental need inside of us. To know Him comes through connecting with Him!
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