My one command to them was this: Listen to my voice, then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Jeremiah 7:22
My reflection today is simply a question – do you know that God is speaking to you?
He is! But most often, our lives are so filled with noise – even good noise – that we can’t hear Him.
I realized recently that my whole ministry is based on this premise because my piano CDs are called “I Will Speak to My People.” And the title of my first book is “God Speaks to Ordinary People – Like You and Me.”
When I invited the Lord to take over my life over 30 years ago, by surrendering to the Holy Spirit, I began an amazing adventure where I learned that I could hear from God. Hearing from God is not just for mystics or religious, but for every one of us because we are God’s children, and He desires to converse with each of us.
Take some time this Lent to quiet yourself and sit with God. Ask Him a question and then listen for his answer. It’s true that He also speaks to us through nature, through music, through others, through Scripture, and in many other ways, but today I want to encourage you to begin having conversations with your heavenly Father (if you don’t already.) He is right there, in the quiet of your soul waiting for you.
Janice Carleton and her husband Jim live in Portland, OR and partner with Passionist Fr. Cedric Pisegna in Fr. Cedric Ministries. She is the mother of 4 grown children and grandmother of 6. Janice also leads women’s retreats and recently published her second book: God IS with Us. Visit Janice’s website at http://www.janicecarleton.com/ or email her at [email protected].