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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

Davidisms: Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).

When we follow Jesus, he does speak to his people. He will lead us to exactly where we need to be. That’s a promise he has given to all his followers.

If you haven’t heard Jesus’s voice recently, here’s a question to ask yourself: When did he last speak to me?

And here’s the follow-up question: Have I obeyed what Jesus told me to do when he last spoke to me (Isaiah 30:18)?

Consider this biblical illustration. God told Abraham to leave Ur and go to Canaan where he would settle. Abraham left Ur, but stopped at Haran. For 15 years. 15 years! The next time Abraham heard God’s voice was after he left Haran and continued on to Canaan - where God had commanded him to go. Where he was supposed to be.

Do you see the point? It was only after Abraham obeyed God when he heard his voice the first time that Abraham heard God’s voice again for the next step in his life’s journey.

Don’t expect Jesus to speak to you if you haven’t obediently done the last thing he told you to do.

When Jesus speaks and tells you to do something, first obey him. Then, Jesus will tell you the next step he wants you to take. And the next one. And the next one. Until you go home to be with him forever.

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