Your Language

A couple of friends and I are going through a small group study called Rooted that Mariners Church in California put together, and there was a particular chapter on how God speaks to us that really stood out. It said that God speaks to us through circumstance, His creation, other people. supernaturally, and often through His Word.

As we broke into a discussion about this, we all mentioned the different ways that God speaks to us. It was so interesting! Whether it was through song, emotion, colors, or just words not known to our vocabulary, it was incredibly cool how personal and different it was. My friend Brian had a statement that said it best. He said, “Isn’t it cool that in all the different ways we just listed, God speaks to us in our language.”

It was just another simple reminder to me of how much our God loves us. 

Not only did He create us from dust…

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7

He intimately knit us together and placed us in our mother’s womb…

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14

He has led us each and every step of the way…

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in His way…” Psalm 37:23

AND He speaks to us in a language that’s personal, relatable, and intimately ours.

You may have read in my very first post on here how God speaks to me. Now, I want to hear how God speaks to you! I’d love to be encouraged by hearing your story. Please leave it in the comments below or shoot me an email at

We will get through this together! 

In his service in at yours, 


Published by Shawn McCarthy

While serving as the Weekend Experience Pastor at Seacoast Church, I felt God prompting me to share the moments when He would speak His truth into my life through scripture in a way that made sense to me, giving me tangible ways to learn, grow and lead. These promptings turned into weekly emails that I would send my small groups and volunteer teams. I found myself enjoying the process of digging deeper into God’s Word, being stretched by the writing process, and encouraging others in the faith. My lovely wife, Anna, challenged me to begin this blog, so these moments that I have come to call, my “Red-Letter Moments,” can find a home. My prayer is that you will find hope, comfort, and inspiration here, and above all, you will come to know that the God of the universe loves you and desires a personal relationship with you.”

2 thoughts on “Your Language

  1. Thank you for sharing this message Shawn. Sharing one way, when I open my eyes n the morning, and look around the room, and out the window, I witness God’s love, in surrounding me with such gifts, indoors and outdoors. And, that’s how I start my day.


  2. MUSIC!! I listen to a Christian radio station and sometimes a song just really hits home! Also the songs in church. I’ve been brought to tears many times in worship. So powerful! The first way He ever spoke to me though, was through nature… And He still uses that too. I just feel a fullness in my chest when I’m hiking…I know that’s Him.


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