This evening I found an old article written by Dave and Linda Olson called, "Hearing God."
The byline said, "We may imagine that He only speaks about deep, intense matters, or commands. However, God's preferred way is conversation."
What a sweet thought. My heart was lonely. I reached out and said, "I'd love to have a conversation with you, God."
He said, "We did have a conversation today. It was when you were reading your Bible this morning."
This morning I'd been reading the story of Nehemiah, thinking how much he is a model for how we believers should be living and working faithfully in the secular society of our Western world. Thinking about how badly our spiritual walls need to be rebuilt, and how difficult it is.
Then I thought, "But the walls were rebuilt, against impossible odds and overwhelming opposition."
That was a great thought, and I thought it was my thought.
I'd been reading with my mind on the words in front of me, not even thinking Someone else might be in the room, talking to me.
It had been a conversation and I'd missed it.