This post by kathylarkman was originally published at GRACE PLACE
“First sounds His voice. By his Word, He reveals Himself and expresses His heart, and unveils His Son as the culmination of His speaking. By His Word, He creates (Genesis 1:3) and re-creates (2 Cor. 4:4), not just individual members, but a body called the church.
And wonder of wonders, not only does He express Himself and bid us hear His voice, but He wants to hear ours. The speaking God not only has spoken, but He also listens- He stops, He stoops, He wants to hear from you. He stands ready to hear your voice.
Christian, you have the ear of God. We call it prayer.” David Mathis from Habits of Grace.