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Do you wonder how God reveals Himself to us as women? Is it different than the way He speaks to men?

Perhaps.

God can speak to us any way He chooses (and He does), but I see something unique about how He communicates with the fairer sex. I think it is pretty cool.

Perhaps you have never noticed the difference in His revelations. While it’s not always this way, I believe there is a pattern to His approach.

It is a simple concept, yet I have missed it all these years as a Christian. Frankly, it has changed my thoughts on how to hear God’s voice.

You, too, may be shocked if you have never heard this concept until now. Before we examine how God speaks to us today, let’s talk about everyday life as a working woman, wife, and/or mom.

How Does God Reveal Himself to Us Today?

If you wonder how God speaks to us today as women, you are not alone. We all want to hear God’s voice, but we get busy.

We often don’t have the luxury of stealing away for a couple of hours, much less days, to be alone to hear God’s voice because we have laundry, shopping, cooking, careers, carpooling, etc.

We are tied down like a deep-rooted tree that has grown into the foundation of a home while men get up and go.

That is why many times in the Bible, you will see God coming to women, meeting them right where they are, while men had to get away to hear God’s voice. (They don’t seem to multitask as well as we do.)

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 was alone on the island of Patmos, Zacchaeus came to hear Jesus, and Paul was walking on the road to Damascus when God spoke to him.

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Even Jesus went to a mountain, a wilderness, and a garden to talk to God.

How Does the Holy Spirit Speak to Us?

Because of our unending commitments to those around us, I believe the Holy Spirit 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, lightning bolts carving the Ten Commandments, Red Sea parting, or big fish to swallow us up.

Nope.

God quietly comes to us in a sweet whisper between burping the baby and spreadsheets on Excel. I know He can do the same for men; go with me here…

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How Does God Speak to Us Today?

God often speaks to us while 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 shower, make lunches, lay in bed at night staring at the ceiling, worrying about our kids, husbands, jobs, etc.

God speaks in the most ordinary ways that seem, well, ordinary. And it makes us think He is not talking because it was right between making lunches and driving to work.

Let’s face it. God knows we won’t be going to the mountain alone anytime soon. We can’t even go to the bathroom alone.

He knows he has to meet us right where we are in our big, messy life.

How Did God Speak to Women in the Bible?

So, how does God’s message to us today differ from that of the prophets? Well, not much. He also came to the women back then.

An angel came to Sarah, telling her she would have Isaac; an angel came to Hagar; spies came to Rehab with a message; Isaac’s servant came to Rebecca at the well; an angel came to Mary–the mother of Jesus—an angel came to Elizabeth, Jesus went to the woman at the well, Jesus came to Mary Magdelene, and Jesus came to Mary and Martha while preparing food and when Lazurus died.

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Most of all, Jesus came to Mary at the tomb after He had died for three days.

God came to each of these women right where they were and spoke to them.

So, if you are struggling to hear the voice of God, relax. Start looking for simple ways that God is already speaking.

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How does God speak to us today?

Can God Communicate With Us?

How does God speak to us today?

God communicates to us (man or woman) every day in the quietest ways if we will listen to Him. When you least expect it, God whispers his love. I believe He can speak to us in our minds and our hearts.

I have heard his voice while making my bed, weeding, cooking, or waiting in the car. I have heard him when it’s quiet at night, and everyone is asleep.

Sometimes, He speaks to me in my dreams while I am sleeping.

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What Other Ways and Times Can God Speak to Us?

God speaks His loving words, gives direction, and creatively solves complex problems through scripture, sermons, worship, and even in a blog post!

Sometimes, He whispers “I love you” through hugs and sticky kisses from our kids.

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 or close the next deal.

He is saying, “I love you,” right where you are in your life. Can you hear Him talking?

How does God speak to us today? Comment below. 

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Julie is a wife, mom, teacher, author, and blogger. She writes about Christian family living, marriage, parenting with a touch of humor.

14 Comments

  1. God Jehovah Gods personal name speaks to everyone through his written word the bible its like a letter from the Almighty

  2. Cheryl Maras Reply

    Thanks be to God for your insight! Literally, in tears because I am so thankful to know our God. He does meet us in our need. Where ever that may be.

  3. Amen. This is true. I had to think through the examples, but I like this. We are often fellowshipping with the Lord while we are on duty. I still love to go sit with him on my back porch with a cup of coffee too.

  4. Insightful post! I remember a discussion with one of my newly pregnant friends about 20 years ago. She was so worried that she wouldn’t have time for Jesus when her baby arrived. I assured her that she would have plenty of time with Jesus because he shows up in so many different ways!

  5. I never really thought about this, but it’s so true! It can be difficult at times when we feel “stuck” but taking the time to listen to God during those everyday tasks is a great way to reconnect.

  6. God is so good that He meets us all wherever we are. He met Joseph in his dreams; walked with Enoch; met Gideon while hiding in a wine vat, threshing wheat; and spoke to Solomon and Samuel while they were trying to sleep.????
    “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:13). He loves to communicate with us. Praise Him????

    • Absolutely! God meets both men and women right where they are at. I think it is pretty cool that He knows women can’t typically get away for long periods of time to seek Him. He knows what we need right at the moment. Thanks for your comment.

  7. When I read your opening I thought, “And sometimes I’m very glad he goes out!” However, that want true when we had kids at home. Now as an empty nester, I crave quiet.

    • Carrie, I love the quiet. It is a real luxury to be alone and hear God’s voice without distraction. Thanks for your comment.

  8. Right where we are… is such a great thought. And has made me stop and think. Because in that difficult moment God is waiting for me to talk to Him.

    • Ava James, isn’t it cool how God speaks to us right where we are. We think it has to be a big display of HIs works. Meanwhile, He is speaking to us in between cooking chicken and heating the broccoli for dinner. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Susan Evans Reply

    I love this! It’s true that women have continuous life-giving work to do for their families (producing meals, running the home, taking care of kids) so that they are not able to get away like men do. I was also surprised last week when I saw the same post you did. I like how you elaborate here. 🙂

    • Very insightful read, the part where you say “god speaks to us in the most ordinary way” really seemed to click with me and makes sense. Paying attention to our thoughts during those times could be very beneficial!

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