Isn’t it fascinating that the clearest description of God’s character in Genesis 1-3 is that God is a communicating God. “God said” runs throughout Genesis 1. Then in Genesis 2-3, God is busy communicating with his new human creation.
I have never counted myself, but I have read that some form of “God said” or “the Lord said” appears over 3800 times in the Old Testament.
So, it isn’t too surprising that Jesus’ conception begins with God speaking to Jesus’ mother. Then, Jesus begins his ministry with God speaking to him—“You are my beloved son in whom I am well-pleased.” This guidance from God is claimed throughout the Gospel’s descriptions of Jesus’ ministry. I would love to know more about how Jesus “heard” from God day-to-day. We really aren’t told too much about it. But, we are told that Jesus often went away to pray and that Jesus was always listening and looking for God’s activity.
So, how is God speaking to you and to me today? What are you hearing? I would say that what I am “hearing” most in my inner spirit is “Pay more attention to me being in your spaces. Open the eyes and ears of your spiritual sensitivity—open your heart. I am communicating a lot more than you are hearing and seeing.”
How about you? What are you seeing and/or hearing?