“And he said, “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Genesis 3:10 — Why was Adam afraid? Why did Adam hide? Consider these:
>Professor, I heard you coming into the classroom, and I was afraid, because I was cheating; so I hid my cheat notes.
>Boss, I heard you in the conference room, and I was afraid, because I didn’t want to go; so I hid in the break room.
>Spouse, I heard you walk in, and I was afraid, because I was viewing porn; so I hid my screen with a screensaver.
>God, I heard your voice in my heart, and I was afraid because I don’t want Christianity; so I hid behind “being good” and “doing nice things.”
The root meaning of “voice” in this verse means “to call aloud.” Adam definitely heard God calling him, he wouldn’t have hid if he didn’t. Is there something wrong we are doing that God is calling out? Something that doesn’t allow us to dismiss His text messages to our soul? His voice we hear does not mean we are crazy; it might just mean we’re wrong. His voice does not mean we have to hide; it just means we need to make things right. And you can do that, today, with a prayer. Don’t hide what God already knows. Everything is better when it is in the light. You will be too.