How does God speak to us today 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 unique about how He communicates with the fairer sex. In fact, I think it is pretty cool.
Perhaps you have never noticed the difference in His revelations. While it’s not always this way, I do believe there is a pattern to His approach.
It is such 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.
In fact, you too may be shocked if you have never heard this concept until now. Before we look at 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 are wondering how God speaks to us today 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, career, carpooling, etc.
We are tied down like a deep-rooted tree that has grown into the foundation of a home, while men just 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 in the Bible had to get away to hear God’s voice. (They don’t seem to multi-task as well as 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 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.
Even Jesus went away 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, I believe the Holy Spirit meets women right where they are in life.
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.
God quietly comes to us in a sweet whisper in between burping the baby and spreadsheets on Excel. I know He can do the same for men, just go with me here…
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How Does God Speak to Us Today?
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 worrying about our kids, husband, job, etc.
God speaks in the most ordinary ways that seem, well, ordinary. And it makes us think He is not speaking at all because it was right between making lunches and driving to work.
Let’s face it, God knows we aren’t 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 speaking to us today differ from the days of the prophets? Well, not much. He came to the women back then too.
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, Jesus came to Mary Magdelene, 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.
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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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 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 heard him when it’s quiet at night and everyone is asleep.
Sometimes He speaks to me in my dreams while I am sleeping.
What other ways and times can God speak to us?
God speaks His loving words, gives direction, and imparts creative solutions to difficult 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.
In fact, He is saying, “I love you” right where you are in your life. Can you hear Him talking?
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