Can You Hear Me?
Let’s go down memory lane.
Remember the Sprint guy with the commercial of the man in various locations on the phone asking “Can you hear me now?” Let’s also think about the Christmas holiday that we just went through and the song title “Do you hear what I hear?”
Growing up I had a serious case of selective hearing. I did suffer from several ear infections, and had many sets of tubes. These factors contributed to my handicapping case of selective hearing. I couldn’t hear some things my mom would say to me, and as a child I spent too much time at the E.N.T (Ears, nose, and throat) Doctor.
I specifically remember a test that was done during one of my appointments. In a soundproof room with headphones, every time you hear a ring you are instructed to hit a button. In my mind, the entire time I was listening I was also asking, “Did I hear a noise? Is that a noise? Should I hit the button now? How many seconds will this last? I missed it! Can I hear it again doc? I’m not sure I heard what I was supposed to hear. Doctor, can we do the test again?”
As I made the spiritual correlation I faced a hard reality … What if I have selective hearing with God? What if God called me and I couldn’t hear Him? What if I hear Him and didn’t answer? What if I called God and He didn’t answer?
This is why we need to have relationship with Him! Can we hear if God whispers our name? What is our response when He calls? What do we do when He calls? What is our response?
Instead of wondering if God can hear us, we need to strive to be in relationships with Him, so we can know. Establishing a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. The Bible says “O taste and see that Lord, He is good.”
So try Him. Put the promises in the Word of God to use. Today if you’re wondering if God can hear you; I strongly encourage you to pray for a sensitivity to His voice.
I know for a fact that He hears us and speaks to us. We just need to be open and sensitive to hear His voice.
Simone loves to pretend to travel (Covid has completely stopped ALL her travel plans, which has allowed her to slow down and get a quarantine puppy. His name is Dudley Charles! She is a huge encourager and has a big heart. She is passionate about the things of God and His people. She also enjoys hanging out with friends and chasing fun adventures.