“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.
- Reading the Bible
- Being Still in His Presence
- Worship Music
- 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?