Teaching our children to hear Gods voice has been one of my greatest joys as a Momma. But it has also opened my eyes to how some adults feel . Tired of listening and getting no feeling, no response. It’s easy to blame yourself for not hearing his voice. But that’s another lie from hell. We can all hear him. Just in different ways from the person next to you.
Yesterday I was working on my book when Asher came and sat right beside me. I could tell something was on his mind, as his face was solemn.
” Are you working Mom?”
” Yeah buddy. ”
” Who tells you what to write?’
” Jesus does.”
” but he isn’t real. I can’t hear what he says like you. He is like a fairy.”
I put my computer down and sat there for a minute. I wanted to be sensitive . I wanted to respond in love and not out of judgement. Jesus already knew Asher’s frustration with not hearing his voice.
I grabbed his hand and asked him to look at me. He refused. He was embarrassed.
” Asher, you asked Jesus into your heart, so that means he is always there with you.”
” I KNOW, but I can’t HEAR him!”
Ok Father . What do I say to make him understand?
…… More silence…….
” Honey, you will hear him. I promise. It isn’t bad that you feel angry. We just need to ask God to speak to you. He loves you buddy.”
So we prayed. I asked God to be personal to him. Which is something I’ve known so well in this season . I’m encouraged that our children will grow up knowing his faithfulness in our lives. They will not doubt that he is very real. That he is passionate for us, and he fights for us.
After we prayed, Asher stood up and started talking about Power Rangers. He’s five and loves to play fight and pretend he is a super hero. He was standing in front of me and all the sudden broke out into a song. Bumping his cute butt against my sisters bed he sings:
” Don’t be afraid … Don’t be afraid…”
Over and over he sings. I just sit back and listen because I know this is how he hears Gods voice. He just doesn’t know it yet.
” Asher, why did you sing that song?”
” I don’t know. I just did.”
” I think Jesus is telling you to not be afraid.”
And that was that. There was no glory cloud or gold dust. Just a five year old prophesying to himself without even realizing it. It’s our job as parents to make them realize they are capable of hearing his voice. They are capable of ministering to themselves. Now, I’m a firm believer in signs and wonders. Because he is a fun and creative , happy God. I’ve seen glory clouds and had gold dust all over my body. But yesterday he wanted to show me that he is also a gentle God. He is sometimes subtle. We have to seek him out in the quiet places.
Asher has dealt with a lot of fear, really for the past two years. It was heightened when we moved into the farm house. Fear was all heightened for us. But it’s the realization of our fears that lead us to HIS peace that passes all understanding. When I’m not understanding why our five year old can see a demon in his room during the night, he is giving me the understanding on how to help and guide him through it.
With this new house and more changes coming I feel his hand on our lives. Because we ASK him to guide us. We ASKED him to chose our new home, because we KNOW we need him like the air we breathe. No pun intended;)
Wait , no that was intended. We need clean air. I do at least.
So , if you’re reading this today and feel desperate to hear his voice…. Just start talking aloud to him. Claim aloud that you CAN hear him . That you are able to hear him in this season, because you ARE.