Lessons from the Birdsong
Featured excerpt from The Joyful Life Magazine
Photo by Jan Huber on Unsplash
What is it like to truly hear God’s voice?
Is it audible? Does it come through burning bushes or scripture passages jumping off a page? Or does God only speak through sermons, books, and songs on the radio?
As I struggled with all of these questions, I knew one thing for certain: I longed to hear more from God. And I had no idea how to begin.
A silent longing cloaked my heart. I knew something was missing in my relationship with God. I was doing all the ‘right’ things—praying, reading my Bible, and attending church—but still I felt dissatisfied. My faith felt stale and lacked the freshness of the vibrant relationship I once knew. I sensed a soul-stirring hunger to go deeper with God, yet was lost on how to do it.
With a heart full of desire, I began to start actively listening for His voice in the only practical way I knew—birdwatching.