Hearing from God... for most of my life that sounded like a fairy tale, something imaginary and impossible. I was always told that you could talk to God in prayer but I was never told to expect Him to speak back to me. So, on some level I never really believed that He could hear me. I thought I wasn't good enough, that God didn't love me as much as He did others and that God was just to busy doing God stuff to speak to any of us.
But that all changed when I decided to seek a personal relationship with God. God responded to me in a way that motivated me to to learn everything I could about Him. And started me on the journey to where I am today. God has led me through some wonderful things. I am so amazed when I stop and look back over my life and see all the things that I have been led to do under his guidance.
God is amazing and wants to help all of us. We just have to let Him into our hearts, our minds and our souls. Life is easier with His help. So let Him in and let Him have His way.
I would like to briefly share five things we all can do to hear more clearly from God.
Read His word. The Bible is magical once you really get into it. It is God's word and the most direct and easiest way for God to speak to all of us. It will also show you how he speaks to His children. It will show you His promises to us and so many more things. Reading God's is one way to spend time with Him. It is a way to connect to Him and I believe that we should all make a routine of reading His word as often and as much as we can.
Pray. Prayer is another way to connect with God. It is also something that we need to do regularly and often. Of course God knows everything but it exhibits our faith when we talk to Him. It builds our relationship with Him and opens the doors in our life for Him to speak back to us.
Listen. Listen to how God may respond to you. It may not be an audible response. God has ways to speak to us that are nothing like we speak to each other. Sometimes it's just a knowing, something deep down inside that you know for sure. God can send you signs. You may get the same message over and over again, from different people, from TV, in books, so many different ways. The possibilities are endless. But one thing is for sure, you will know when God is speaking to you. And there are all the supernatural ways He speaks to us in dreams, visions, audible voice nd more. Just be open to however God choses to speak to you. He knows us all so well and will relay messages to you in exactly the right way.
Open your mind. Expand your mindset. Do not put God into a box. He is so much bigger, greater, wiser than anything we can imagine. Let Him Be God. Trust Him to be exactly who His word says that He is. Do your best and let Him do the rest.
Have Faith. This is the most important part and it is the key to everything. You cannot access blessing that you do not have the faith to believe in. Have faith in His word. Have faith that He hears your prayers. Have faith that He will speak to you. Have faith that He is exactly who He says that He is.
It is all up to us to open ourselves to Him. To build that personal relationship with Him an allow Him to work wonders in our life. He speaks to us all we just have to pay attention.
John 10:27-2827My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Romans 10:1717So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Hebrews 4:12, KJV: "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
Jeremiah 33:3 3Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Hebrews 1:11God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,