God’s Voice Speaks to Me
All Through the Day

by Beverly Hutchinson McNeff

One of the most asked questions by students of A Course in Miracles has to be, “How can I hear God’s Voice?” The above title is from workbook lesson 49, and it gives us a somewhat different answer than the traditional “how-to” answer, for it says you already are listening to God’s Voice!

The lesson goes on to say that there is a part of our mind that “is in constant communication with God, whether you are aware of it or not,” but there is another “part of our mind that functions in the world and obeys the world’s laws. It is this part that is constantly distracted, disorganized and highly uncertain.” So, the question is not so much “How can I hear God’s Voice?” but “Do I want to hear God’s Voice?”

If we want to hear God’s Voice, this lesson tells us our reward will be a mind that is “calm, always at rest and wholly certain.” It also says that this part of your mind “is really the only part there is. The other part is a wild illusion, frantic and distraught, but wholly without reality of any kind.” But to feel the calm and peace of mind this lesson promises, we must want it above the insanity of our lives and this world.

Therefore, we must be willing to “sacrifice” our pains, fears, and worries — not to deny them, but to honestly look at them, with the help of our Internal Teacher, and decide if holding on to them is worth the cost of God’s Voice and direction in our lives. You must be willing to…

“…go past all the raucous shrieks and sick imaginings that cover your real thoughts and obscure your eternal link with God. Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotous thoughts and sights and sounds of this insane world. You do not live here. We are trying to reach your real home… We are trying to reach God.”

This lesson assures us that it is quite possible to listen to God’s Voice all through the day, for there is really no choice between truth and illusion except in confused minds. Let us be willing to turn to God all through the day. Let us make it the highest priority in our day, as we still our minds and listen to His Voice.

“God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.”

Let us not betray our birthright for the momentary fantasies of this world. God’s Voice is calling to you “lovingly, reminding you that your Creator has not forgotten His Son. He wants you to hear His Voice. He gave it to you to be heard.”

“God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.” Let us repeat this idea with conviction and resolve. In doing so, we invite God’s Voice to speak to us and the truth to be known in our lives. Now, that is a message worth listening to!

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Above quotations are from A Course in Miracles lesson 49

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