“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
I’m at Caleb’s house. He just turned 4. He is a wealth of amazing information which is understandable because he is the smartest grandson in the whole world. (Oh, don’t get your feelings hurt. When you write a blog you can brag on your grandkids.) When I am with Caleb I hear this all day long, “PoppyC, can I tell you something?” When I say yes he will say, “This is how you say good morning in German,” or “A pterodactyl was 10 feet tall,” or “Daddy said he hopes you don’t stay as long as last time.” Always, great and unsearchable information that I did not know.
During a time of fasting, one of the wonderful results is the fact that God seems to talk to me more than at other times. It may not be earth shattering or immeasurably profound, but I do feel like I hear the voice of God, nudging me to make improvements in some area of my life. I think that is true for all of us.
When it comes to hearing God I have learned a few things.
1. He usually doesn’t speak until He has my FULL attention. Maybe that’s why a time of fasting is so important. God doesn’t like to yell over the many distracting voices that are usually present. Fasting quiets me and helps me turn my total attention to Him.
2. God seems to be as interested in my relationships as He is with my rule keeping. Most of our conversations are about me making amends to that person I wounded, or picking up the phone and calling my sister. God talks to me about treating others better.
3. Finally, after the listening, He wants the doing. God hardly ever tells me about pterodactyls. He tells me things that He wants me to follow up on, to obey. And the faster I obey, the faster He moves on to the next thing.
So, take plenty of time during your fast to listen to God. You might hear Him say, “Hey, can I tell you something? You need to forgive Mike for that comment about his grandson” 🤓