No one thinks it’s strange to see a young high schooler practicing basketball in the gym for 2 hours every day because they have aspirations of becoming a professional basketball player. It’s not uncommon to see a football player running routes during offseason. Most people don’t think it’s weird if they hear a musician working on new music because they want to be successful.

People don’t see anything wrong with people perfecting their craft in the natural, but how often do we get criticized if we practice to obtain spiritual perfection? People, including Christians, think it’s “too deep” to ask God if we should wash our hair in the shower and people think it’s strange to consult God on what to purchase at the grocery store. Consulting God on seemingly minor tasks may seem foolish to unbelievers, but to believers, it should be the norm.

What we’re doing is practicing hearing the voice of God. If we’re disciplined enough to consult God on the minor issues, we’ll apply the same principles to major issues. How can we know to accept that business deal or marry that person if we haven’t been listening to Him any other time?

Consult God in all areas of life. Learn to recognize His voice because practice makes perfect.

John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.