Would you like to hear God’s voice? What if I told you God speaks to us all? That the only thing you need to learn is how to hear what God is saying? I sincerely believe that God speaks to us all, but we have to know how to position ourselves to hear His voice. There are three things critical to hearing God’s voice.
#1 BELIEVE. By faith in Jesus Christ your eyes are opened and God’s spirit comes to live inside of you. Only a believer can understand the things of God. Scripture tells us that the message of the cross is foolishness to those who have not believed. Believing is our first step towards a God who loves us, calls us by name, and knows the plans He has for us. By faith, we become His sheep and He becomes our shepherd.
(John 10:27) My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
#2 BE STILL. Often we’re too busy doing our own thing to hear anything God has to say. We have to make time to be still and know that He is God. We have to get away from the crowds, the noise, and the affairs of this world.It was in the quiet moments before Jesus ever started his day that he listened for the voice of God. He always prayed, “Not my will, but your will be done.” As chose to be still, God the father spoke to his heart.
(Luke 5:16) says, “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”
#3 BE SINCERE.” Many only come to God with their wish list and on their own terms. Most only come to God when facing a huge crisis as they beg God to bail them out of the mess they’ve created. We all have to reach that point where we quit playing religious games, stay on our knees, and sincerely seek to do God’s will. (Jeremiah 29:11-13) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
In my next article, I will share with you some ways God still speaks to us all today. In the meantime, I pray you choose to believe, learn to be still, and will seek God’s will wholeheartedly. If you’re searching for answers, come see us @ Refuge Church, Sundays 10:30a.m. @ the Colleton Rec Center. There you will be loved, never judged, and God will speak to your heart.