How do you know if God is talking to you?

Translating God by Shawn Bolz, ICreate Productions, 2015, sounds to me like it is written from the heart of God. He speaks of hearing God’s voice for yourself and the world around you. Last fall I attended a conference of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness that had a special session on hearing voices. You can see my report and thoughts on this topic at Hearing Disturbing Voices


For those who want to know if what they hear is from God or not, Bolz’s book is helpful. He says “God wants to share with us every day and not just be around to fix something but to walk with us. p.96.”

He reminds me of what my grandmother taught me about going to her garden when she was upset. She would sing the song “In The Garden.” It says that Jesus walks with me and talks with me and tells me I am his own. I didn’t believe her then, but she said it is true.

The church I attended in my youth taught me that God and Jesus speak to us through the Holy Spirit, Shekinah, God’s presence with us. Sometimes it is difficult to know where the voices either inside or outside one’s head come from. Translating God helps you learn how to tell if it is from God. Maybe my blog on Hearing Disturbing Voices will also.

For more about getting to know God, you might like to read my e-book updated version of Updated At Eden’s Gate: Whole Health and Well-Being.

Available also At Barnes and Nobel

and Westbow Press.


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