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In the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers the phrase ‘and the Lord spoke unto Moses’ occurs 73 times… Wow, that is profound!

“What is so profound about it?” you might ask.I’ll tell you.  The Lord spoke… and Moses listened 73 times! That’s what’s profound! Maybe the Lord is saying, “If you want me to talk to you, then listen.”

Women friends out there, don’t we get thoroughly disgusted about talking to our husbands and they don’t listen!   I do.  What makes me mad is that I think he would prefer that I not talk!  I ask, “How many times do I think God is going to speak to me if I don’t listen?”  The is a song that says, “Speak, my Lord; speak, my Lord.  Speak and I’ll be quick to answer Thee..”   (Speak, My Lord. George Bennard, 1873-1958)

Well, let’s go back to Moses.  Was Moses a special friend of God because of a sin-free life? No, in fact he was a murderer (Ex. 2:12). Was it that he was a great intellectual and strategic leader? No, he had lead no one before his first special call from God (Ex. 3:4). Was it that he was a great orator? No, he was “slow of speech;” he had to have his brother go with him to speak for him (Ex. 4:10). Was he a go-getter, highly motivated, egotistic politician? No, he wanted God to send someone else (Ex. 4:13).

But he had some advantages: He was born into a courageous family who trained him in the ways of God. He had the opportunity to flourish among the rich and famous but chose rather to suffer with God’s people (Heb. 11:25). He became a wanderer and vagabond who was kind-hearted to the people in a foreign land, Midian (Ex. 2:19), where he dwelt for forty years.

When God needed an educated man who knew the culture of the Egyptians, who was hardened to the rigors of wilderness living, who was trained and knowledgeable about the God of the Israelites,  and who had a heart for the hurting,  he called Moses.

When God spoke, Moses listened.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to WHY DON’T I HEAR GOD?

  1. Salvageable says:

    Of course Moses didn’t have a Bible to read and study–he was chosen by God to write the first five books of the Bible! God now speaks through the written Word. He can also speak in other ways when he chooses, but the Bible is the one reliable place to discover what God has to say. J.

    • oneta hayes says:

      You are right. Anything one supposedly hears from God must conform to the written scripture. But we fall short if we think only the printed word is our answer. The scriptures out of context can prove almost anything. The most usual and powerful way to hear God is by reading the Word and allowing “God to speak” through it. I have read numerous times that God spoke to Moses, but the added revelation referred to in my post is that we must listen. That is well substantiated by other scriptures. Again, thanks for “extending” my thoughts and giving me a chance to clarify. 😀

  2. Faye says:

    Jesus said. ‘My sheep will hear my voice. John 10. They will KNOW my voice so they will not be led astray by false voices Through the written Word absolutely but never limit the senses God given or the .fact that God is the God of the IMPOSSIBLE and will reach His People in any way He determines. Through an ass, through the innocence of a child, through …signs in the heavens. Through Fire, Wind Earthquake, yet it was the still small voice Elijah HEARD. I agree wholeheartedly that nothing will be heard or required of God’s People that does not confirm completely to the WORD. Limiting God can limit our lives and the church as a whole to move forward. All WORD – no Spirit people will dry up! All Spirit and no Word the people will blow up But with the Spirit of God as Divine Teacher and the WORD then His People will grow up. Blessings

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