Do you want to hear from God in 2022? We heard from so many people in 2021. We heard from CNN, Fox News, Fauci, Biden, Trump, and more. We saw it on Twitter, read it on Facebook, and watched it on TV. There was no end to the conversation. So much of the conversation conjured fear and created division.
But what did God have to say about it? Have you been listening? Did you hear from him?
You might have heard other people share what they thought God was saying. Maybe it was your pastor? Maybe it was a preacher on the internet? Maybe it was your neighbor next door. But what about you? I am not talking about what other people heard from God. I am talking about what you heard from God.
I heard another pastor share:
If you want to hear from God, you need to be in the Word of God.
Forget YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, or any other place on the World Wide Web. There is no way around it. There are no shortcuts when it comes to hearing from God. Listening takes effort. It means setting aside distractions to simply be with him. Open up your Bible. It can be an app on your phone or a paper book. But make sure you go to the Word itself and not someone else’s interpretation of the Word.
It is not that God can’t speak through another person or a clap of thunder. But he has chosen to reveal himself in the silent contemplation of his Word. While everyone is trying to shout louder for attention, God is in the place he has always been. And he has much to say.
I want to invite you to join me in listening and hearing. My 2022 Bible Reading Plan will take you through the Scripture over the course of the year. There are readings for five days each week, Monday through Friday. Each day has two Old Testament readings and one New Testament reading.
There is nothing you can do to enhance your well-being than to read, contemplate, savor, and share the Word of God. I know it has been a difficult past two years. And there are no guarantees that the next year will be any easier. But God promises to speak faith, courage, and wisdom into your life as you open the Word.