Speaks through His Activity
among the nations and watch--Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in
your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. (Habakkuk 1:5)
habitually seek God’s voice through prayer, through His word, or through His
messengers. Yet sometimes we fail to hear God speak through His activity, even
though He is working all around us. Unbelievers see God’s activity without understanding
what they see. God encourages His people to watch for His activity so they will
know how they should respond and adjust their lives.
disciples discovered much about God’s power by witnessing Jesus calming a
raging storm with a command. Seeing Jesus dine with the notorious sinner,
Zacchaeus, taught them a poignant message about God’s love for sinners.
Watching Jesus hang upon the cross communicated a compelling message of what
God was willing to do to free people from sin. Discovering the empty tomb
revealed an astounding truth of God’s victory over death. To those with
spiritual discernment, God’s activity is a significant revelation about His
heart and His will.
you are sensitive to what God is doing around you, He will clearly speak to you
through His activity. You will know that God is at work, because what you see
will astound you, and human power and wisdom will not explain it. If things
happen that are direct answers to your prayers, God is speaking to you. When
you experience events that surpass your understanding and ability, it may be
that God is communicating a critical message to you.
you want to hear God’s voice, look around you to see what He is doing. When you
are watching for God at work, what you see will reveal His character, and you
will have a fresh understanding of how to respond to Him.