My Sunday school class burst into laughter when I shared that God speaks to me in the shower! You may find that funny, too, but God has always spoken to His people in strange forms and places. For example, He spoke to Moses from a burning bush didn’t He? And lets not forget the time he spoke through a donkey either. Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying that God spoke to me through the shower, but rather He speaks to my heart in the shower.
God’s Word tells us to “Be still and know that I am God.” It’s in those quiet still moments that we can hear God’s voice. But let’s face it. As a mother of three, when is there a quiet moment in my life? Hardly ever!
Are you like me? We are faced with a situation so we take it God in prayer. We trust that He cares for us, that God hears our prayers and will answer. The truth is He does care, hear, and answer our prayers. Life is sometimes just too loud to hear Him.
I must confess. With my busy life, it’s hard to sit quietly long enough to hear God speak. I pray, read my bible, and write down anything that speaks to my heart right away. Rarely do I have the time to sit and simply know He is God. Oh, but when I do…I find myself heart broken that I’ve allowed myself to miss out on such a holy moment with God. “How can I forget how precious it is just to sit in His presence?” I often ask myself. The truth is I do forget. Mainly it’s because I have to move on to the next thing on my to do list for the day. I feel too rushed to sit still. Wasn’t there was a song a while back that called those kind of prayers Token Prayers? Whatever it’s called, I’m only cheating myslef.
I like what Henry Blackby says, “When you read your bible and pray, that is the encounter with God you’re looking for. The thing that happens next, is His answer.”
Are we so busy that we miss God desperately trying to communicate with us? All the time He’s trying to speak, we’re waiting and wondering why He hasn’t as we drive through MacDonald’s on the way to baseball practice. We can even get discouraged and begin believing our feelings over truth…God must not care or He would have answered me by now. May I remind us both today that our feelings are not always reliable, but God’s Word is.
So, in the quiet of the shower is the only place where I’m still enough and the noise is blocked long enough to hear God speak to me. While that’s a funny place to have a conversation with Almighty God, I’m so thankful that His desire to speak to me is so high on His list that He’ll even meet me there.
I’ve learned to keep paper and a pen in my bathroom. Dripping wet, I often spring from the shower to capture on paper His wise counsel for my life. In those moments, that He draws me into His sweet presence, causes me to stop and be still for a few moments and soak it in. That is until I hear, “Mom! The green beans are spilling over the top of the pan!” I rush out of His presence into the hustle and bustle of life once more. But in my heart, I know God is there, too.
What are some strange places that God speaks to you?