I often hear people say these words and I always find them jarring. These words are really quite ridiculous, and very disrespectful to God.
It’s not that God doesn’t tell us things. He does. In fact, he always has. But he doesn’t have to try to do it. He’s more than capable. As if God has to try to communicate. If God wants to tell us something, he will—simple as that.
He’s not up there somewhere trying to find a way to get our attention, planning a new and improved media strategy, hoping he can finally make a connection. God doesn’t waste words. He’s not in the business of talking to himself.
When God speaks, things really happen. Big things.
God speaks and the creation comes into existence.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
God speaks and people are born again into a new and enduring relationship with God.
…you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
(1 Peter 1:23)
God’s word is not an ancient, dusty document.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
God’s word has the power to change people’s lives for the better.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
God doesn’t waste a single word.
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower
and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
it will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
God doesn’t try to tell us anything. He speaks, and when he does, we’d be wise to listen.