We get so fixated on the 10% that we fool ourselves into thinking God hasn’t spoken at all. He has, but we often aren’t putting ourselves in a posture to listen. We listen by doing the same old things we’ve always done – we read, we pray, we meditate, then we act on what we hear. Simply put, we don’t have much room to cry about what God isn’t saying if we aren’t listening to what He is saying.
Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, he has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him…” (Hebrews 1:1-2).
We do not serve a voiceless, nameless God, but One who is communicative with His people. And thank goodness He is.
Imagine, for a moment, what life would be like without a word. Imagine walking into a new school without a class schedule, a map, or an idea where the cafeteria is located. Imagine starting a new job when your manager didn’t explain fully the expectations of the role, or how you can be successful, or that on Fridays everyone wears sweatpants to the office. Imagine moving to a new city and having no one to tell you which part of town to live in, where to buy groceries, or where the closest park is. Imagine life without a word, and now imagine life without a word from God.
It’s aimless. Purposeless. Directionless. And very, very lonely.