Big Enough to be Heard

4 Jan

Roary: “Do you believe we’re good enough to hear God’s voice every day?”

John: “What a question!… Of course not Roary. None of us are that good. But I think you’re asking the wrong question. Let’s phrase it like this: Is Jesus big enough to get through to you every day? Do you think he is big enough to get past your blind spots, overcome your doubts, and show you his way? Doesn’t that get a resounding ‘yes’?”

Wayne Jacobsen & Dave Coleman

So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore, Windblown Media, 2006, 125-6

One Response to “Big Enough to be Heard”

  1. Jan January 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    “none of us are that good”
    Fortunately you don’t have to be good to hear his voice! He speaks every day, maybe not with open visions or the like, but the still small voice is there all the time. Hearing God is not about being good, it’s about being attentive. Children don’t need any particular skill to hear their parent’s voice, although sometimes they’re so distracted by something else that they don’t hear. One other point I’d like to make is that we can hear God, but the “skill” (or rather “sensitivity”) comes in where we discern His heart, we pick up what he is trying to say (a figure of speech, it’s not like God has to ‘try’ anything), the metanarrative, so to speak.

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