Have you felt distant from God? Maybe as you read this you feel as if you are in a spiritual desert. You are calling out to God, but it seems as if your cry is falling on deaf ears. You might even be thinking, “Why isn’t God responding?”
The better question is, “What is blocking the voice of God in my life that I am not hearing what He is saying?”
The constant distractions that surround our lives can so easily block our ability to hear God’s voice. Everything from the TV, to smartphones, to social media can distract our attention and keep us from clearly hearing from the Lord. Seasons of fasting help to quiet our hearts so we can hear from God.
There is a unique spiritual sensitivity that comes through prayer and fasting. If you are struggling to discern God’s voice, one of the best things you can do is fast!
Scripture is clear: God is speaking.
Isaiah 58:8-9 NIV
8Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lordwill be your rear guard.
9Then you will call, and the Lordwill answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
1 Chronicles 16:10-11 NIV
10Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 11Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
Psalm 27:8 NIV
8My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
1 Samuel 3:10 NIV
10The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”