Dear Snatchproof readers,

My life has been nuts over the past few months. But I’m still listening and trying to hear from God, just like you do. I’ve been in a stage where I can’t share what He has been telling me because it involved big changes for me and my family that we couldn’t announce yet.

I wanted you to now know about our big change. We are following His voice and leading and moving to Panama to fulfill a dream. As God has provided the connections and resources to make the move, we are walking forward. Here is a link to the story:

Have you been hearing anything from God lately? Share it with us in the comments if you can!

Free PDF copy of Snatchproof, The Art of Hearing God’s Voice

Hello friends,
I wanted to give an opportunity to get a free pdf copy of my book Snatchproof, The Art of Hearing God’s Voice. It would help me tremendously if you would read it and then go to Amazon and give it an honest review. In exchange, I will give you a pdf copy for free! Just comment on this blog post with your email address. I won’t “approve/publish” the comment for your privacy sake, but I will email you the copy of the book.
Thanks for your help!

Wendy Selvig


What To Do When God Is Silent

Hi friends! It’s been almost two months since I last posted. I’ve been honestly going through a lot emotionally and when your emotions are up and down, it is hard to hear God! (At least for me it is!) One of you wrote to me recently and asked what to do when God is silent. Lately, I’ve been getting some silence! But you know what? I’ve learned now over time and am confident that HE IS NOT SILENT. John 10:27 says that “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” I believe He is speaking all of the time. But what happens when you can’t hear Him?

Emotions are tricky. In comparing our lives to a ship on the ocean, when the waves are calm, all is well. But when life starts to rock the boat and our emotions are up and down and all over the place, we start to feel unstable. We start to feel out of control. Fear enters the picture and that’s when it happens. God gets silent.

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But does He really stop speaking? I don’t think so.

What is funny is that I’ve been still hearing Him in the little things, in the things I’m not emotional about… but the big things, well… my emotions get in the way and though I’m sure He is still speaking, I’m afraid my own emotions get in the way and suddenly I’m not sure what is His voice and what is my own.

Can you relate?

So here is the big question… What is it that causes us to think God has gone silent?

Could it be our emotional state? When things are calm and steady it is much easier to hear Him than when our emotions are all over the place. Fear creates doubt which deafens our ears.

So here is my big emotional upheaval. My husband has an awesome opportunity with his job and it includes a relocation on our part. We don’t know if it will be just a 6 month move, a year or two or forever. But the move includes uprooting our family and moving out of the country.

It’s exciting, adventurous, and is keeping me on my knees! Your will Lord? Your opportunity? “YES” I hear in the quiet.

But our house… do we sell it or do we rent it out? (SILENCE)

Do we put our kids in the local school or homeschool there? (SILENCE)

Can I really leave the family and friends and church that I love so dearly for something unknown? (Insert tears here…) (SILENCE)

And so I wait and ponder… and I realize the times that I have a hard time hearing His voice are the places that I have fear.

What is fear? The absence of faith. And without faith it is impossible to please God. And I would add, impossible to hear God.

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV)

So when the waves threaten to break over your bow, set your feet firmly in faith and trust that He has not stopped speaking. Position yourself in faith so that you can begin to hear again.



Wendy Selvig is the author of Snatchproof, the Art of Hearing God’s Voice. You can find it at or at the bookstore at Westbow Press.


How to Two-Way Journal with God

Hello friends,

In my previous blog post, I discussed two-way journaling as a way to learn how to hear God’s voice clearer. You simply journal your prayer to God, and then turn around and write to yourself from God’s perspective. It may sound nuts at first, but scripture says that God has poured out His Spirit onto all flesh. Whether you know Him or not it means He sees you. He knows you. He is speaking and drawing you. He loves you so much.

Your job is to learn how to tell the difference between your own thoughts, God’s thoughts, and any enemy thoughts. Two-way journaling is a way of practicing. As you write “from Him,” over time you will start to see things from Him that line up with scripture. He may tell you things that He confirms through other people or circumstances later. You will be able to look back on your writings and see times when He spoke something to you that came true just as He spoke it. The more you do it, the more confident you will get at knowing His voice versus  your own.

Today I two-way journaled and though it is personal, I thought I’d share it with you. I want you to see how personal the Lord is. I’ve been two-way journaling for 20 years. Don’t expect your journaling to be as specific at first if it isn’t. Practice is what makes His voice clearer.

Dear Father,

I thank you so much for the beauty you have made out of me. Without You I am truly nothing. Left to my brokenness and the broken world we live in, there is no hope for me and I know it to my core. There is nothing I could do on my own to fix my brokenness.


But you made up for my weakness. You reached down and became a part of this world and your sacrifice… your sacrifice purchased and covered my brokenness. It made my brokenness OK. It gave me a place to stand to find you. And find You I did.

I didn’t find ‘the hope of You’….

I didn’t find an emotional imagination that makes me feel better….

I didn’t find weakness…

I found YOU.


I found Jesus, the son of God. And I found out that you are more real than anything in this world. And YOU made a way so that we can be connected again to the Father. You point us to the Father. Because of You Lord, I found a compassionate and loving Father. I found the Maker of Heaven and Earth. I found a King who conquered the brokenness. I found a God who has a plan. I found the Holy Spirit who communes and talks with me. I learned how to hear your Spirit. You reveal mysteries to me. You lead me beside still waters. You keep my feet from stumbling. You show me plans you have that blow me away. You speak loving kindness to me and your Spirit has spoken nothing but love and support. I’ve learned that the enemy often poses as You and likes to speak condemnation and judgement in Your name. Oh how we need to learn to hear your voice clearly!

And now you speak to me of new things coming. Things that in the flesh bring fear, sadness, joy, and excitement – all at the same time. So Lord, I give my fears, sadness, joys and excitement all to You. If you are leading, new paths are paths of beauty. They are paths of goodness. They are paths that take us beside still waters… and even if we were to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, as long as you are leading I will fear no evil.

Wendy, dear daughter… how I love when you come to my throne in prayer and worship. I am concerned for your welfare. I do think of you and your family. I do love you and  want to bless your socks off! I will not leave you or forsake you. I will not lead you to a foreign land and then leave you! I am not like that. I am a shepherd that sees the journey through to the end. Don’t fear new things! Don’t fear new paths. Each path I take you on chisels away at the rough stone and I use the paths to create a beautifully designed gemstone in you. I’m making something beautiful out of you. Lean into Me. Trust Me. Trust my goodness. This life is but temporary anyway. Your real life starts the day you step into eternity with Me. This life is the shadow. This life is the test. This life not promised to be pain free, sin free or to feel good. You have fleeting glimpses of those things but it is not your every moment reality. So climb this next mountain with Me dear girl. The journey will make you stronger and you will see some great sights along the way. The view is amazing at the top and I can’t wait to show you and get you there.

Father, you know I will follow you up any mountain, along any path… because even in the middle of the shadow of death, I am safest when I am closest to You. Your love is so much sweeter than anything I have tasted….I embrace your wisdom and I embrace your love and that is all I need. So, like the Will Reagan/United Pursuit song says, “I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open.” I trust you with it Lord. Give me the grace to follow You with love and low stress bringing blessing to those around us, not burden. How great is your love.

CLICK HERE to read my January challenge to you to make 2015 the year you learn to hear His voice clearly.

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January 1st Challenge: Journaling your prayers to hear God’s voice


I know that Christmas isn’t here yet, but I wanted to give you some time to prepare for your January first resolutions. Our resolutions tend to stick more when we are intentional about them and we prepare ahead of time. This will help them stick longer and maybe even develop into good habits!

I want to challenge you to make 2015 the year you really get confident in your ability to hear God’s voice in your own life. How much more productive and successful in every way would your year be if you could hear Him clearly?

The first place to start when learning to hear God speak is through journaling. For some, journaling comes easy and for others it is a challenge. Buy yourself a real spiral bound journal or notebook, or create a word document on your computer that you can save as “My Prayer Journal.” Either method will work as long as you have a place to go to journal your thoughts and prayers. Journaling is what helped me gain confidence that I hear His voice and I’m certain it will help you too.


Begin by writing out (or typing) a prayer to the Lord. Make a habit of praising and thanking Him for blessings in your life. Be honest and tell God how you feel about Him. Explain where you want your relationship with Him to go. Then bring any needs you have to Him. Tell Him what is on your heart and then take a few moments to rest in His peace. When you are ready, close your eyes and listen to your thoughts. Just take note of them. Be ready to write. Imagine Jesus standing or sitting beside you with an approving smile on His face (He definitely approves of you coming to Him and trying to learn to hear His voice.)

Then, see if you can imagine what He might say to you. This might feel awkward at first. Allow yourself to feel awkward. Don’t rush it. Write a response to yourself from Jesus and don’t think too hard about what you are writing.

What would Jesus say to you to encourage you? What would He say about the needs you have brought to Him? What does Jesus say about your future? Remember, you’re just learning how to hear Him. Allow yourself permission to feel awkward. As you’re priming the pump and thinking on these things, He is able to speak into your thoughts. You have to trust that what He promised is true. His sheep hear His voice and they know Him. He has sealed you with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is within you and can and does speak to you in your thoughts.

Write whatever comes to your mind. Know that it is acceptable if some of what you write is from you and not from God. This is practice. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it doesn’t have to be shared with anyone. God is not sitting up on His throne ready to strike you if you get it wrong. Jesus’ job is to point us to the Father and to help us by covering our shortcomings. God looks at us through His son Jesus, and all has been made right through Him. Jesus is a loving, encouraging Shepherd who is excited that you are trying to hear His voice.

It may take time for you to develop confidence that you are really hearing God rather than making it up in your head, so just know that ahead of time. And as you journal every day from God’s perspective to you, be brave to write things that you aren’t sure are from Him. Usually when you go back and read what you have written you’ll be amazed to see God’s voice really did speak. Over time you’ll be able to see that the things you are writing down from him are true. You’ll have more confidence that He really is speaking to you and you’ll feel better about your own ability to hear Him. And then journaling can become a way that you use to personally hear God when you need to.


If you need another tool to help you in your journey for hearing God’s voice, get a copy of my book, Snatchproof, The Art of Hearing God’s Voice. It’s available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at the publisher’s site, WESTBOW PRESS.

God Speaks in Many Ways – This week it was a dream.

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Hello my friends,

As you know, the theme of my blog is about how to hear the voice of God. There are truly so many ways He speaks into our lives. My heart and passion is to help people to hear Him. Some days I want to shout from the mountaintops: HE SEES YOU! HE WANTS YOU TO COME TO HIM! HE IS SPEAKING…DON’T MISS IT!

But we are all born into brokenness and spiritual blindness. We have to stop looking with our eyes and start listening with our ears… our hearts… our minds… our circumstances… our dreams… our minds.

Most of the time, in my experience, He speaks through the world He made. He speaks through circumstances and people. And every once in awhile, a true miracle happens where a person will audibly hear Him, or have an open vision, or a vivid dream that means something.


Two nights ago He spoke an answer to a prayer in a dream for me. This is a first for me. He has spoken to me in so many ways before but not a dream. This dream was so obviously God, I wanted to share it for all of you who could use a little encouragement in your walk to pursue Him.

I’ve been very sick for almost 8 weeks now. I’ve never been sick like this, at least not since I was a little girl. I’ve been to the doctor and the ER, been through a round of antibiotics and nothing has helped. What was finally determined is that I had an allergic reaction to mold which sent me into a bronchial infection that turned into asthma. Eight weeks later I was still having a hard time breathing, wheezing with every breath. I can’t stand not being able to breathe clearly. I have been so frustrated and have been searching for a natural answer to asthma as all of the doctors say there is no cure for asthma and you just have to take medications to “control” it. THAT is not acceptable to me. I know there is an answer and I prayed and asked God to lead me to the answer or lead me to the person who would have it.


Two nights ago at 4AM I awoke from a vivid dream. In the dream I was searching the internet and on my computer screen it said, “CURE FOR ASTHMA: FENUGREEK” – Then, I woke up. I thought, “Could this be a dream from God or was this just my overactive mind dreaming of finding the answer?”

I didn’t know the properties of Fenugreek. I knew it was an herb, but I remembered it mostly from when I was having children and that people used it for nursing purposes. Haven’t thought of that herb in years.

I got out my iphone and did a quick search for Fenugreek and asthma. I have heard of Fenugreek but don’t know what it is used for. I wasn’t even sure I remembered how to spell it right! Sure enough, there were tons of articles about using Fenugreek to control asthma!!!  That next morning I ran to Whole Foods and bought a bottle of Funugreek seed capsules and slammed down 4 of them in the parking lot. (I was still wheezing with every breath.) By the time I got home 20 minutes later, the wheezing had calmed way down. All day long I controlled the asthma with the Fenugreek capsules. That night I got a whole night’s sleep for the first time in weeks!

I’ve been using the Fenugreek now for two days and can tell I am getting better. It controls the asthma but then I can tell when it wears off and I need more, but my understanding in controlling asthma is to calm the lungs and everything down where nothing spasms and your attack is over. I have just had two days of calmness and full breaths and I would have never known about this marvelous herb had the Lord not spoken to me in my dream!

Have you heard Him speak in your life lately? Pursue Him my friends. Seek the Lord while He may be found. The eyes of the Lord move throughout the earth that He may STRONGLY support those whose hearts are completely His… That is scripture. He wants you to come to Him so that He can help you as you walk spiritually blind through this world. He loves you dearly. Take the leap and draw near to Him. Start with a prayer asking Him to open your ears and heart to recognize His voice when He speaks to you. I promise you won’t be disappointed!




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Hearing God’s Voice in Your Business

Hi my friends! It’s been about a month since I have blogged. Not because God hasn’t been speaking but because I’ve been selfish with sharing. I’m sorry. See, I’m an introvert. Actually technically when I recently took the Myers Briggs personality test, I came out “introvert with extrovert tendencies”. That means that while I love being around other people and sharing my life with other people, to recharge I have to pull away for a while. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong, I just recharge in solitude. I can share my heart and my vision and lay my life open for people for a while and then I have to regather, hear from the Lord, refocus my vision, and then I can surface again with something new to share.

Also, something big has been happening in my life the past year regarding a business that the Lord spoke to me about. I’ve not ever shared it with this crowd because I don’t want anyone to think I’m trying to get them involved. But, He has been speaking to me about it every day. And so, I feel it’s time to start sharing a little about it here… but not with the intention to get people to jump on my boat. I’m hoping you can take the words the Lord is sharing with me about my business and apply it to your own business, your own projects, your own things…because the principles are all transferable.

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So about five years ago, I had the flu and was really sick. A friend of mine, Sera Hopkins Johnson, sent me a bottle of Thieves oil (which is an essential oil blend from Young Living essential oils). I had been to the doctor and since I had a virus they had nothing they could do for me. I applied Thieves oil to my feet, put it under my tongue and diffused it in the air. That night I could tell I was getting better. I recovered in record time and was amazed. I joined Young Living because they are a wholesale membership club like Sams or Costco, only for essential oils. They had over 400 different oils that did different things in the body and I wanted to know more. While Young Living has a multi-level facet to it, there is no pressure to ever sell anything or any requirement to do anything so I felt safe joining. I was pretty much against anything mult-level and just wanted to order the oils for myself and my family. For the next three years I fell in love with Thieves oil, Eucalyptus oil and Peppermint. I was able to bring down fevers, open up bronchial passageways and help our bodies in the fight against viruses with these three oils. I experimented with a few other oils but these were my staples.

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Then about 2 years ago I was sitting at my desk working away and the Lord spoke to me unexpectedly. “Do you want to make Young Living a business?” I stopped typing on my computer. “What?” “Do you want to make this a business?” The question resonated in my mind in that all familiar voice of my Lord.

I had never even considered it seriously as a business. Some of my family members and friends had signed up to be distributors under me, but only because they wanted to be members to get the discount. They weren’t planning on selling it either.

I didn’t answer with a resounding yes. I had been burned out and turned off from multi-level companies from a bad experience in the past. I really didn’t want to be “that person” who was bugging all their friends to try to get them to buy overpriced products. The idea turned me off in many ways. But I did love the oils. I really loved them. I loved them so much that I had been willing to sign up as a distributor/wholesale member so that I had access to discount prices. I loved that they seemed to kill viruses, fungi, bacteria, and supported the body’s immune system in a major way. I loved that I could help people who were looking for answers to their health issues. I couldn’t prescribe or tell them what to do of course, I’m not a doctor… but I could teach them how to become their own health detective. How to research and find the answers they were looking for.


So while I had a building excitement that God was challenging me to build a business, I had reservations.  “I want to build a business with you, but,” I said to the Lord, “I don’t want to have home parties and I don’t want to bug my friends to buy. You have to show me how to find the people who really need these products. Show me how to use marketing and social media adequately enough to find people I don’t know who really need the products and I will work this as a business Lord.”I knew if He was asking me to consider it that He was behind it and that it was a challenge I should probably take. I just needed to take care of my reservations first.

He then said, “This is going to be a fun journey of faith for you. I’m going to show you what it is like to partner in business with Me. The first thing you need to start doing is to ask Me for things. Come to me daily and ask Me for direction. Ask Me for contacts. Put it on record in heaven that you asked by speaking the words out of your mouth and ask me to bless your business. As your faith grows, so will your asking and so will your business. Partnering with Me in business is the best thing you can ever do for your business.”

And so for the first month, my faith was small. I asked the Lord to lead me to one person who would be interested in signing up for the wholesale membership that Young Living provides. One person that I didn’t know did come into my life and did sign up. I was amazed and put my faith out there for two people for the following month. Then that month two people signed up. I still couldn’t believe it. As I increased my faith each time, the ideas started coming and people kept signing up! Now two years later I have a distributor support team called Faith Builders ( and over 150 people under me in my organization and am averaging 15-20 people signing up each month! And we aren’t nearly done yet! The Lord keeps reveling new plans of action and things to do to increase. It truly has been journey of faith and amazement as I see God provide at every turn. I’m in a business partnership with the Lord and He’s using it to teach me about Himself and about including Him in every aspect of my life!


I make it a point to meet with Him several times a week in the mornings, asking for direction. This morning His word was SO GOOD. Let me share with you what He said. Here is a portion of my journal entry for this morning:

……Father I need direction in my business. Sometimes I feel like I have tons of ideas and other times my well of creativity has dried up. I’ve been weary physically lately from travel and from a sickness I’ve been getting over. My creative well is dry and I need your ideas, your inspiration…..



Dear child you are on the mend. Restore now in Me, Refresh now in Me, don’t come back to business through your mind and in thinking, but through the Spirit and in worship. Worship Me, listen to Me, hear Me and all of the ideas you need will pour out of your spirit on to the page and you’ll not be able to contain the ideas to bring you to your goals.

There are two fountains from which you draw. The physical, mental fountain that is your brain where logic resides and you try to process your issues and problem solve to find the answers. Without infusion from My Spirit this fountain runs dry. Why spend your time trying to drink from something that barely trickles when the other fountain, my Spirit is a roaring river? My fountain of life fills every crevice and every crack and overflows to the dry ground. My fountain is filled with faith, gives life, quenches thirst, solves problems, provides life and fills you up. Instead of thinking hard, come to me with worship and praise and spend time in my presence. Let my Spirit rise up within you and bubble out and with it the ideas will come. With it direction will come. My precious lamb, come and drink. The fountain is available to you and all who will come to Me. Drink.



What a fantastic reminder! I know every word of this is true because I have experienced this river of life that brings supernatural ideas before. God wants to partner with us in life and in our businesses. He wants to be invited in wherever we will let Him in. We were created from the beginning to be in fellowship with Him. This is shown to us in Genesis through the picture of Adam and Eve walking in the garden with God. We weren’t supposed to be separated from Him, we were supposed to learn from Him. He created the universe, He knows how everything works. After Adam and Eve chose the fruit of good and evil (evil just means without God)… They chose to gain wisdom without God…without His insight…without His mentorship…. they chose to live life the hard way. Instead of learning through insight of their Father, they chose to learn by the school of hard knocks. And that has been the plight of humankind ever since. We have the option of walking through life without Him if we want to. We can learn from logic alone or we now have the option (thanks to God sending His Son Jesus to offer that relationship back again) to restore that relationship and HEAR the voice of our Father once again. You can hear His voice if you want to! It will take practice, because hearing Him defies logic. But scriptures say that “My sheep hear my voice and they know Me.”

If you have any thoughts and want to email me personally about this, I’m happy to continue the conversation. I want people to experience the freedom and love of God like I have and to know what it is like to have God as your business partner. You can email me at

I’ve been on a 20 year journey of learning how to hear this voice and the Lord led me to write a book about it so hopefully others will have confidence that they can hear Him too. Hundreds of people have told me that the book has really helped them to hear His voice better. If you’d like to get a copy, you can order it from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles or HERE.

My heart cry really is about hearing Gods’ voice. I know now that we can hear Him daily and it makes a huge difference in how your life turns out! We only get to live this life one time. We only get one shot. Wouldn’t you rather walk with someone who can see the path ahead and who can gently lead you away from trouble and towards the good things? Learn to hear His voice dear ones. This is the key to a successful life!

Here are my 2 most recent favorite worship songs. I’ve listened to this all morning as I was journaling and seeking God about my business. I hope it draws you closer to his heart as well. My prayer with this blog is that you are challenged to invite Him to be your business partner.  Whatever vision you are pursuing, whatever dream you are building, ask Him to be your partner and then spend time with Him and draw from the never-ending river of creativity and ideas that come from His Spirit which He places inside of you when you initiate a relationship with Him.



God bless you on your journey to do life with Him! May you hear His voice ever so strongly!