To discern what God would have us do, we need to constantly learn more about God and how God works. When we don’t read the Scriptures more fully, as well as other books that help us expand our childhood understandings of God, we’re left with a God that is too small, too boxed-in, to be a good partner in discernment. God works in more ways than we can imagine. If Moses hadn’t been open to God working in all sorts of ways, he might not have recognized God in the burning bush. So we need to continue to expand our horizons, not only be reading but by looking for God’s guidance in art, music, film and even the objects and creatures in nature. God leaves clues about right living all over the place.
This message is adapted from the resource “Listening to God: A Guide to Discernment,” written by Debra Farrington.