How does God speak to us as women? Is it different than the way He speaks to men?
God can speak to us any way He chooses (and He does), but I see something special about how He communicates with the fairer sex. In fact, I think it is pretty cool.
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Perhaps you have never noticed the difference in His approach. I didn’t until recently when my nephew’s wife posted some thoughts by Heather Farrell on Facebook. After I read it, I scrolled by thinking it was a nice idea.
And then it hit me. God does speak to men and women differently.
It is such a simple concept, yet I have missed it all these years as a Christian. Frankly, it has changed my view on how to hear God’s voice.
In fact, you too may be shocked if you have never heard this concept until now. Before we look at how we hear God’s voice, let’s talk about everyday life as a wife and mom.
Freedom to Leave
My husband likes to leave the house without telling anyone. I don’t fault him for it now. In fact, I understand why he does it. But when I was a young mom, not so much
Meanwhile, if I wanted to leave, I had to
beg find a babysitter to come over. When I finally did get one, I had to leave a list of numbers, and when I would be back (preferably next week).
And then there was the actual leaving. That had its own drama. Kids hanging on my leg, the crying … It wasn’t pretty.
And if the kids were sick, tough luck. I was NEVER leaving the house.
So what does this have to do with the question, “How does God speak to us as women?”
How Does God Speak to Us As Women?
If you are wondering how does God speak to us as women, you are not alone. I think we all are looking to hear God’s voice, but we get busy.
In fact, many times we don’t have the luxury to steal away for a couple of hours, much less do we have days to be alone to hear God’s voice because we have laundry, shopping, cooking, job, and etc.
We are tied down like a deep-rooted tree that has grown into the foundation of a home.
Frankly, that’s a good thing. Your kids may not survive your husband’s cooking. Food poisoning anyone?
That is why many times in the Bible you will see God coming to women, meeting them right where they are while men have to get away to hear God’s voice. (They can’t multi-task like us.)
Here are some examples: Moses went to a mountain for forty days, Abraham heard God on the mountain when He was about to sacrifice Isaac, David heard God while wandering in the desert, Jonah was in a whale, John on the island of Patmos, and Paul was walking on the road to Damascus when God spoke to him.
Even Jesus went away to a mountain, a wilderness, and a garden to talk to God.
Women, on the other hand, can’t exactly leave. We have to call a babysitter.
God meets women right where they are.
And many times, it’s while we are doing some mundane task.
Not real flashy, huh? No burning bush, lightening bolts carving the Ten Commandments, Red Sea parting, or big fish to swallow us up.
How does God speak to us?
Many times God speaks to us while we are making the bed, fixing meals, rotating laundry, weeding, waiting in the carpool line, or between clients at the office.
God speaks to us while we are in the shower, making lunches, or laying in bed at night staring at the ceiling.
It is in the most ordinary ways that seem, well, ordinary. And it makes us think He was not speaking at all because it was right between making lunches and loading the dishwasher.
Let’s face it, God knows we aren’t going to the mountain alone in the next thirty years. We can’t even go to the bathroom by ourselves.
He knows he has to meet us right in the middle of our big, crazy life.
You don’t believe me? Check this out from the Bible:
An angel came to Sarah telling her she would have Isaac, an angel came to Hagar, spies came to Rehab with a message, Issac’s servant came to Rebecca at the well, an angel came to Mary–the mother of Jesus, an angel came to Elizabeth, Jesus came to the woman at the well, and Jesus came to Mary and Martha while preparing food and when Lazurus died.
Most of all, Jesus came to Mary at the tomb after He had been dead for three days.
God came to each of these women right where they were and spoke to them.
Can God Communicate With Us?
How does God speak to us?
God communicates to us (man or woman) every day in the quietest ways if we will just listen to Him. When you least expect it, God whispers his love. In fact, I believe He can speak to us in our minds and in our hearts.
I have clearly heard his voice while making my bed, weeding, cooking, or waiting in the car. I have I heard him when it’s quiet at night and everyone is asleep. Sometimes He speaks to me while I am sleeping.
How does God speak to us?
He speaks His loving words, gives direction, and imparts creative solutions to difficult problems. Sometimes He whispers words of reproof in the simplest ways.
I invite you to look for God in the mundane tasks of your life. You don’t need to wait for lightning bolts, the stars to align, or any other big display of His glory. He is right there with you as you fold that tenth load of laundry.
In fact, He is saying, “I love you, child. Come and rest your weary heart. I want to know you. Let’s talk.”
How does God speak to us as women? He speaks to us in ways we don’t expect.
How does He speak to you? Comment below.
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