Rossi, “The World’s Only Dog” understands a lot, but doesn’t speak much of the English. It’s that big floppy tongue that makes forming words difficult. He is, however, a proficient communicator and has an extensive language of sounds, gestures, and even projections of intent that gets his message across. For example, he will stand by one of the 13 doors in our house and think … “I want to come in/out please” and I will often just know he is there, even if I am in the other room, and go open the door. One spin and a bark is, “I am seriously exited to do what’s next … wooo-hooo!” This pic is the, “I love hanging with you Dad. I’d pet you too but my claws are scratchy and it’s hard for me to do the petting motion with these dog arms.”
I find that learning to hear God is, in a way, like to learning to hear dog. God speaks all the time, it’s just not always in Morgan Freeman’s voice, in English, or even words. You have to be paying attention, want to understand, and have no pre-conceived ideas or demands on the way you are communicated to. God’s voice is multi-dimensional. It is often hidden in plain sight for the seekers to find. Like this little secret I just shared hidden in the word dog …
Dogs, by the way, often represent friends in my dreams. They carry God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, and a servant heart.
Ask God a direct question. Pay attention to your dreams, the natural world, and everything else around you. Look for consistencies. Look for a change, look for big shouty things and little whispering things. What is catching your attention? Take notes. You may even get Morgan Freeman’s voice. You might be surprised how quickly you get a response. Everyone can learn to hear God … everyone.
Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”