For my part, when I’ve prayed before leaving the house, sometimes God has told me not to do it or turn back and go home. Sometimes the reason for this has been that I forgot my wallet, which He helped me realise after prayer. Reasons have also included one of my children needing a nap or to eat and I wasn’t being mindful of the time. After fulfilling their Needs, God gave me peace to leave. It’s may sound funny, but God wants to talk to you about everything. He’s so wildly in love with you that He can’t help but share His heart constantly! If you pay attention to His voice, then He’ll communicate with you about things you’ve forgotten and activities you should be doing. He’ll show you where a lost item can be found or tell you to avoid certain places or circumstances. I’ve had God tell me not to take a particular highway to work when using a route otherwise made the most sense. But I obeyed Him, and later I found out there was a major accident that would have made me late. Life is better when listening to the spirit. He cares about you and will preserve each of your steps, no matter how insignificant and small. Entering an on ramp or going to a grocery store is pretty insignificant, but God will communicate with you regarding these things nonetheless. If your best friend were in the car, would you talk with him or her? If you went to the grocery store with your friend, would you talk with him or her while there? Obviously, you would. And you carry God with you everywhere you go. So why ignore His voice? If He truly is your best friend; then pray attention to Him always. Listening even in the most insignificant situations will save you a lot of headaches. So make it your life’s goal to live for God’s will even in the little steps. You may feel they don’t matter, but everything about you matters to God. No matter how small or insignificant, everything about you is precious to Him. In every choice you make, every turn you take, every action you perform, and every word you say, He weighs in the balance- and if it matters to God, it should matter to you. Each of theses small steps will help you to understand and hear the most important lessons. By being sensitive and obedient to God’s voice in everything. You’ll understand His will with greater clarity.
- Adam Houge