Something to Ponder

“But just ask the animals, and have them teach you; And the birds of the sky, and have them tell you. Or speak to the earth, and have it teach you; And have the fish of the sea tell you.Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this. In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind? – Job 12:7-10 NASB

I have read this passage dozens of times since I first came across it last week. I’m in awe of how one passage can be so simple yet complex at the same time.  I can’t quite wrap my mind around it.

In simple terms, if the lower forms of life can comprehend the majesty of creation & the Creator, how much deeper can our understanding be.

Romans 10:17-18 NASB says “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.  But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? On the contrary: “ Their voice has gone out into all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world .

To me these versess say that if we are truly ABIDING in Christ we can “hear” His voice in a myriad of ways.

Such as:

  • Reading the Bible
  • Prayer
  • Being Still in His Presence
  • Worship Music
  • Nature
  • Interactions with Animals (Both Wild & Domesticated)
  • The Change of Seasons
  • True Affection from a Child
  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Deep Human Friendship
  • A God Ordained Marriage
  • Rainbows & Snowflakes

How do you most often “hear” God speak to you?


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  1. Thanks for this Barb.

    God most often speaks to me through nature and during my early more quiet times with Him. He also speaks to me through events. One time, when I was particularly under stress, I kept seeing vehicles with flat tires. One pick-up, outside the hotel where we were staying, had three! Later that day, I had an anxiety attack. Hind sight tells me that God was warning me (by the flat tires) just how close I was to the edge.

    Blessings to you and yours.

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  2. We have a ‘pet’ Seagull, Scott, who has visited our house every day faithfully since the Spring of 2017. We give him a morning snack, and he spends the rest of the day fishing in the ocean behind our house.

    Thanks, Barb

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  3. Great Post. Sometimes there will be an eagle or a hawk in our backyard. Or have you ever looked at trees and noticed how their limbs usually point upward as if praising their Creator? Blessings and Peace.

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  4. Love love love the verses you used for this post and your thoughts…I’m so grateful that I feel God’s presence even in the smallest of details, experiences, and blessings these days.
    Currently we’ve had lots of sweet little birds and a baby bunny frequenting our backyard and I feel so incredibly thankful to God even in those practical moments, so glad I don’t take them for granted.

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