God’s Word tells us that He does speak to us. If we are not hearing it’s because we are not listening. When Adam and Eve were in the garden, I believe they had amazing spiritual radar and hi spiritual IQ, very sensitive to the spiritual world and in tune to spiritual needs….. and minimal sensitivity, awareness, and need for the physical. Awesome spiritual communion with God. Sin flipped everything around resulting in dulled spiritual radar and IQ and a heightened awareness, need, and sensitivity to the physical world. They knew they were naked, ran from God, experienced physical pain.
Look at yourself….sex, food, hunger, sleep, physical pain, working out, pursuing that adrenaline rush….amazing to how needy, sensitive, aware we are when these things “call” us. How is your spiritual radar and IQ? You can improve them but it takes effort and intentionality. Start with listening to God. He is always speaking to you, directly, through your circumstances, and through others.
Try and make room…make time each day to sit quietly in His presence. Do not be hurried, for this hurriedness tunes your radar to the physical and closes ones heart.
I am waiting here quietly in Your presence.
Your thoughts are forming silently in the depths of my being. I do not rush this process, I have learned that hurrying keeps my heart closed and stuck to earthly things.
You are the Creator of all things, You are the King of the universe…yet You choose to make Your home in my broken, humiliated, but humbled heart. It is there where You speak to me in holy whispers. I pray Lord that Your Holy Spirit will quiet my mind so that I can hear Your still, small voice within me. I know You are in my heart, my God. Speak to me continually as I pray to You. Speak to me words of healing, life, peace, love. Tune my heart to receive theses message of abundant blessings and wisdom. I lay my request for forgiveness for my sins. I pray in Jesus’ name – AMEN
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice…
1 Kings 19:12
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.