In everything you do ...

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. -Proverbs 3:5-6

It is so easy to compartmentalize our lives into secular and sacred activities. Even in church we sometimes hear how certain things are holy and other things are not. It is a lie perpetrated to exalt religious vocation over others. Yet here Solomon tells us that trusting God is all about listening for His voice in "everything" and "everywhere". Trusting God was never mean to be something that only the religious leaders did in religious acts and holy places.

What do you think he meant when he wrote "Listen for God's voice"? Do you think that the wisest man of his time had a hotline to God or a special connection? Or do you think that this voice was something subtler? My view is that we hear God in the same place that we trust God - in our heart. Some think of it as a "gut feeling" ... some as the voice of their conscience. Either way you see it there seems to be a place within us where we can trust God and hear His voice.

Help us to pay attention to your voice within us Lord and trust that you are speaking to us.


  1. Many would say we only hear God's voice in scripture. That's not how He first spoke to me, so I can't say that is the only way.

    I do think He is always speaking to us everywhere, we just aren't listening most of the time.

    1. I agree Ma that He is always speaking to us. Your comment reminds me of something that I read yesterday on the Rebel God blog. Here is a snippet from it ...

      "If the apostles had taken the dogmatic approach to reading their Bibles that so many of us have, then they never would have accepted Jesus as messiah, and they never would have preached salvation to gentiles." can read the whole post here.

    2. I follow that blog as well and read that post a few days ago. I'm finding it to be true that dogmatically, a lot of the things Jesus did and said went against what they thought (whether true or not) were scriptural.

      The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life:)

    3. What jumped out and encouraged my heart was this statement you made. My view is that we hear God in the same place that we trust God - in our heart.

      I so agree...Sometimes He's not in the wind, fire or flood....He's in that small whisper in my soul of soul that's trusting Him and Listening.

      Thanks Bob...

    4. I'd prefer that He would speak to my head Wanda. Then I wouldn't need trust. :)


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