Are You Listening?
Every believer has the ability and the right to hear God
Hearing God can sometimes seem mystical and spooky. Should I be looking for a burning bush to know He is speaking to me? Does God only speak to the spiritual elite? Or those who have accomplished great spiritual acts. No, none of this is true. God speaks to every believer. Which includes you. Yes, you awesome amazing person reading this blog right now. Don’t look around I am talking to you. Every believer has the ability and the right to hear God. The bible says my sheep hear my voice.
God is Speaking Already
Hearing God is easy and hard all at the same time. What do I mean by that? I mean it’s simple, but we make it hard. The easy thing is God is already speaking. The hard thing is for us to let go of control and believe that He speaking to us. It’s not the easiest thing for us humans to do sometimes.
How I Learned His Voice
This is a great exercise to build your confidence that God is speaking to you.
When I was first seeking to hear the Lord. I would go for long walks and pray pouring out all my thoughts feeling and complaints to the Lord. Then I would wait on God to respond to all that I poured out. He always would. This is what I did. I would take a journal and begin to write what I felt the Lord saying to me about the things I just brought to Him. I would start to write at the top of the page “The Lord says….” Then begin to write what I felt from the Lord. This is a great exercise to build your confidence that God is speaking to you. I would always be amazed at the respond the Lord would give back. It always brought so much peace and settling to my soul.
Start by journaling what you feel the Lord is speaking to you. Don’t over think it, just write what you are feeling from the Lord. When you get to the end, then go back and read it. Through this, you will see that God is already speaking inside of you this just give a vehicle to let it flow out.
Learn His Voice Before Crisis Comes
crisis is not the best time to learn how to hear
I see many people get frustrated when they cry out to God in a crisis and seem to not get an answer. I have found many times, God is answering, they just don’t know it. A crisis is not the best time to learn how to hear and know the voice of the Lord. When we are in a place of crisis our emotions and thoughts are all over the place. A crisis is not the best environment to learn. It’s best to learn before the crisis. When we are in crisis we will then know how to quickly respond to and navigate through the crisis by His voice.
Words of Wisdom: Don’t Wait
God is waiting for us to approach Him
Continually ask the Lord what He wants to speak to you. Then be open to receive and listen. The Bible says, if you seek Him, you will find Him. Sometimes were waiting on God to approach us and God is waiting for us to approach Him. Smith Wigglesworth said, “If the Spirit’s not moving, I’ll move him!” We must seek to hear God and know His voice. If we do we will learn it.