How Do I Hear God’s Voice?

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I wish God would talk with the way He spoke to His people in the Old Testament.”

Many times, scripture describes God is speaking to His people in the voice of an angel or in a dream. He even writes on the wall in one account (Daniel 5). So it’s natural we want to hear God’s voice or see a big sign that will help you feel confident in God’s direction.

We are experiencing confusing circumstances. Sometimes you may just want God to send you a text message and tell you what to do. Maybe you feel far from God I want Him to reach out to you and reassure that He is still there. Maybe you’ve heard people say the God of the Bible is personal, but you never have interacted with God before and wonder how to begin.

He is the same God today that He was in the time of the Old Testament. He still speaks to us today. He made it possible for each of us to have a personal relationship with Him, which involves talking together every day. He communicates with us.

Most of us have never learned how to recognize God’s voice, are we forgotten how we did it in the past.

So in a world full of noise and distraction, how does god speak to us?

Different Ways God Speaks In The Bible

God speaks audibly to His people.Here are some occasions when He spoke to people in the Bible in the voice that they literally heard.

  • He spoke to Samuel as child in the Temple (1 Samuel 3).
  • He spoke to Moses out of the burning bush and hold him to free his people from Egypt (Exodus 3).
  • He spoke to Elijah not through an earthquake or a great win but with the still small voice (1 Kings 19:11-12).

So God can enter speak with an audible voice, though that’s not how Christians hear from God and western cultures. Because God is the same today as He was then, we believe He still can and does speak audibly today.

Another way God speaks to His people is through miraculous events, Such as signs, dreams and visions.

Signs came in many forms in biblical times, from the parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 14) to the disciples finding a donkey when and where Jesus said they would (Matthew 21:2-7).

Dreams and visions are depicted from the beginning of the Bible to the end. The last book of the Bible, Revelation, tell us how John, One of Jesus‘s closest followers, receive the vision of heaven with streets of gold (Revelation 4). Dreams and visions communicate in one of two ways: with specific instructions Or with symbolism can be interpreted by the Spirit as a message to people.

Pursuing God Is Essential To Hearing God

God tells us very clearly in the Bible that the more we seek Him, The more we are going to experience His presence in our lives.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him Must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him

Hebrews 11:6

I love those who love Me, and those who seek me find Me.

Proverbs 8:17

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there is anyone who understands, any who seek God.

Psalm 14:2

God never leaves us once we invite Him into our lives, But He does respond to our desire for more of Him.

So how do you demonstrate your desire for more of God? Pursue Him somehow every day.

Reading and studying in the Bible, spending time in prayer, and talking with other followers of Jesus are not just part of our to do list. God encourages us to do these things because they help us to learn about His character and learn to recognize His voice.

He uses our knowledge of who He is and what He has done to help with respond to situations we face.

Setting aside the distractions of every day life to focus on God it’s not just a physical or mental activity, it is a way of centering your heart on God and communicating that He has your complete attention. It’s similar to relationships with other people. If you sit down and listen to a loud one but you check your text messages every few seconds, they will not feel you are listening to them, and your life likely to hear everything they want to communicate.

How much more is it God deserve our complete attention?

You cannot expect to hear God’s voice if you do not regularly focus your attention on Him as for you as you can.

God Speaks To Us Through The Holy Spirit

In the Old Testament, remotely read about God speaking to his people from outside of themselves. But Jesus has promised the people who believe in Him something more.

On the night, Jesus was arrested before His crucifixion, He Spoke to His closest friends. He knew that He was going to return to His father in heaven soon. His friends, the disciples, spent several years walking and talking with Jesus every day. They never had to struggle to hear His voice in that sense.

Soon, Jesus would commission His friends to take the message of what He had done to the whole world. But He would not be physically present with them. They would need His guidance every day to make decisions about where to go and what to do next.

You just wanted them to be confident that they would have everything they needed, so He revealed to them the news that in the future, God will live within them in the person of the Holy Spirit. Yes, God would continue to be someone apart from them, but He was placing His actual presence Is that each person who believes in Jesus.

Jesus said:

I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when He, The Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is Mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from Me what He will make known to you.

John 16:12-15

The presence of the Holy Spirit in your life changes everything about hearing God’s voice. If you have chosen to begin a personal relationship with Jesus, His Spirit now lives within you. So rather than wondering where God is and how to connect with Him, Do you have complete confidence that He lives within you and is always ready to guide you

If you have not invited Jesus into your life yet, find out how do you know God personally.

God speaks to you through the Bible. In it, God tells you how to live the life He has called you to live. The Bible is full of accounts with lessons, and God speaking the truth, revealing what you need you hear to lead a life that blesses Him..

God also speaks through the internal promptings of the Holy Spirit. John 14:26 Says that the spirit teaches you and helps you to remember what God has done. The Holy Spirit prompt you to act in obedience, to turn away from simple things, and reach out to people around you for support.

Internal promptings can or you can share the message of Jesus with people in your life.

Find out more about the Holy Spirit and how you can experience more of God in your life.

God wants to make His voice known to you. He has no desire to confuse you. The combination of His Spirit within you and His living word, the Bible, in front of you is His plan Or teaching you to recognize His voice.

Why do many Christians live their lives wondering exactly what God is saying or whether He is still speaking at all?

The answer made by an understanding what distracts you from hearing God.

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