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God’s Voice in the Ordinary

God’s voice in the ear of my mind sounds so ordinary as I sit with eyes engaging the monitor and fingers clicking the keyboard. At 5 o’clock in the morning my life doesn’t feel holy. It feels like I need a cup of coffee.

Most disciplines hold little of the sacred moments that speak to me of holy. Yet, it is my disciplines that make space in my day to notice His voice behind me speaking, “This is the way. Walk in it.”

I hear that voice when I write. “Back up. Rewrite that paragraph. You’re straying off topic. That sounds better. Hit spell check.” Funny how the Holy Spirit can sound so ordinary.

Maybe it is the dark fog outside my study window at pre-dawn that reminds me of His quiet presence. Or perhaps it is in the stillness of the house before the rest of the family wakes that I sense His nudge towards the coffee pot. I know this: God likes coffee and He often sneaks up behind me in the disciplines of my day.

What does the Spirit say to you as you go about the routine disciplines that make up your daily life?


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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Lori

    I love this blog Susan! The layout is so you – it feels homey to read and I love it! I’m excited to see what you write next…. Love Lori

  2. moi moi

    How wonderfully comforting, realistic and spiritual all at the same time Susan!!!! I LOVE it!!!! Just what I need with my cup of coffee first thing in the morning. AND…it will also see me through the day……..HUGS Moi Moi

  3. Lora Dawes

    Your post struck a chord with me, Susan. My days, weeks, and months are so confined by patterns and disciplines that it sometimes seems like a very boring life! And yet there is comfort in the known, and you are so right- those disciplines make room to know the All-Knowing One

  4. Susan Gaddis

    Thank you for the encouragement, Lori, Moira, and Lora. There is comfort in the known, Lora. Perhaps boring is just another word for growth if we respond rightly. Hummmm . . . .

  5. Donna

    This is a topic that I love. One of my favorite authors, Frederick Buechner really opened me up to this subject.
    I’m so glad you started blogging and sharing your many thought-provoking insights. Your writing is thoughtful, practical, and easy to grasp. And of course, I always love your humor!

  6. Frannie

    One thing the Spirit nudged me to do today was to cancel my other plans, take the night off, and just read. So, for the first time this week, I have been able to sit, and just enjoy reading. I read your blog and I love the simplicity, the honesty and the realness of it. It really IS that simple. I too have been learning to ‘stop’ and listen to that nudge. Most of the time it’s saying “Put that second brownie down!” Seriously though, He really does talk to me all day and I am learning to walk a more holy walk in the every day ordinary circumstances of my life, especially in very stressful work place. My heart leaps when I hear His voice. Like a love sick teen who’s beau has just whispered her name.

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