Reasons We Don’t Notice God Speaking To Us

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It’s been on my mind lately about how nobody notices when there’s a pandemic and that God is speaking to us. I then open the scriptures and read this from the book of Job:33:34, “God speaks first in one way, and then in another, but not one notices. “

We often ask God many things in prayer and he answers and speaks to us in a certain way. But how many of us take notice? There’s a nice anecdote I use to illustrate my point whenever someone asks me why they don’t hear God answer them.

A man is kneeling down praying and his beard is on fire. A man runs over to him shouting, “Sir, your beard is on fire I’m gonna put it out for you”. The man praying fervently turns around in frustration at someone interrupting him saying, “Yeah, I know, but can’t you see I’m praying for rain?”

Sometimes we ask God for one thing, but because he does not answer us the way we want our prayer answered, we don’t notice he’s actually answered it. We are spiritually deaf because our souls are unspiritual. The Pharisees were blind too, they couldn’t make the connection and see what was going on because of the hardness of their hearts blinded them from doing so.

This is why none of us see nor hears the spiritual war around us. We don’t hear the war, we feel the effects of it, but even this is lost on us. We end up not being able to make a spiritual connection because our minds are so attached to the natural. God is asking us to repent by withdrawing his light because we don’t want him. When we’ve had enough and cry out for him he will return. But how many of us see that? Very few of us sadly. To repeat scripture again…

God speaks first in one way, and then in another, but not one notices.


Meditate on these scriptural passages. I would encourage you to read that entire chapter in Job, it’s rather short. Another one to meditate on is from St.Paul.

An unspiritual person is one who does not accept anything of the Spirit of God: he sees it all as nonsense; it is beyond his understanding because it can only be understood by means of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:14

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