March 16th Lenten Devotion

The Voice of God

Rachel Helgerson

Matthew 7:21-23

Have you looked at your schedule lately?  What does it say? Is it full of things?  Things that keep you busy or things that you are called to do?

Spiritual directors are great at asking this question.  What is God calling you to do?  And while this question seems easy to answer, yes or no, quite often we can’t discern God’s voice in it as our schedules are too clouded with everyone else’s voice.

So let’s be real this passage is not easy.  In fact it’s one we’d rather skip over because it’s hard to hear.  Are we really doing Christ’s work?  Are we really responding to God’s call?  Or are we just patting ourselves on the back, filling our schedules with all things, to look and feel like we are doing something important.

For a moment pause and look at your calendar. Ask is this what God is calling me to do?  Sit in the silence and listen. The answer may not surface right away but the answer will come.

Holy One, help me sit in the silence to hear your voice in the midst.  Remind me where you are calling me in all that I do and say. 

In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.


Biography: Rachel Helgeson is the Head of Staff pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Endwell, New York home of the 2016 Little League World baseball champions.


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