Sometimes my husband or I will be in a different room and one of us will think the other one called. Have you ever had this happen to you? You go to the next room and say, "Did you call? Do you need something?" To which the response back is, "No, I never called, I don't need anything."
It reminds me of the story in Samuel 3, when Samuel hears a voice call him by name three times, and thinks it is Eli calling him. Not until a few times of this did Eli realize what was going on, and told Samuel it is the Lord calling him.
I wonder how often in our own lives the voice of God is loud and clear, and we assume it is someone else calling us, or discredit it as our minds' talking to us. I have spoke to numerous people who say, they don't know if they have ever heard the voice of God. Or they have said, I don't know how the Lord speaks to me.
Honestly, it is hard for my mind to fathom that. I know the Lord speaks to me. I have felt and heard him do so. But I wonder how many other times, it is him and I just don't listen for him. He spoke to Samuel before Samuel ever knew him. Samuel 3:7 Samuel did not yet know the Lord because he had never had a message from the Lord before.
How many of us know the Lord, and say I have never heard the the Lord in my life? I would dare to say, are you listening? Who are you listening to in your life? Who is it you seek counsel and advice from? Is that the voice you listen for?
As a pastor's wife I want Jesus' voice to be the center of my life. I don't want to get his voice confused with someone else. I want to hear it, and know it. There are many stories in the bible where God's voice comes in a still small whisper, or comes like a rushing river. It has been heard in thunder, and heard in a burning bush. When God speaks, it is God's voice.
Are you listening?
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor