This one is short, mostly homework (reflection, I don’t do tests). It is popularly stated that people who talk to God only need to worry about it when he speaks back. I would worry if he didn’t.
God speaks to all of us. Sometimes he whispers, sometimes he shouts, and most of the time, no one is listening.
Part of the issue is recognizing God’s voice. Very, very rarely, your rhododendron will burst into flames, accompanied by a booming voice that is not directing you to call the fire department. The overwhelming number of times, you’ll need to pay a little closer attention.
God is unlikely to tap you on the shoulder. He tends to come across on all frequencies. By that, I mean you will hear him in several different ways, a synchronicity. A snippet of a song, a piece of an overheard conversation, a sign on a bus, a series of unrelated events with a common thread. Finally, you take note. Do you laugh, mention it to a friend? Or do you think “Perhaps there’s something there“?
Maybe you remember that God is present in all things (you know, having created them). You may remember Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”.
Here is the hard part. You are part of “all things”. Sometimes the message, after making it all the way into your conscious mind, is not what you want. The “good” may not be your immediate good, but it is God’s good. Follow God’s word, everything is connected, any good is good for you. Sometimes, you are supposed to be part of a message for someone that you don’t even know.
Perhaps this article has been part of God’s message to you for today, either in the immediate sense, or for you to contemplate later.
Now get out there and enjoy the day, be a part of it in every way!