One of the things I love most about Jesus is His gentleness. Though He’s firm at times, His heart posture is unchanging and remains with the purest intentions. You can find countless testimonies of encounters in the presence of God and different ways He’s manifested himself known to His sons and daughters. Have you ever wondered how God speaks? Even more specifically, how God speaks to you?
It’s important to first know that Jesus is still very much alive today and constantly speaking to us! I heard something once that completely wrecked my perspective on hearing the voice of God. “God is always speaking. So, if you feel as if God didn’t speak to you today, you missed it.”
God Speaks: Discernment
This idea is really helpful if you have an understanding of the different ways God can speak to us. Which is a lot! God can speak to us through His Word, Worship, People, Music, Social Media, and of course Nature. These are just a few broad ways God can speak to us. The possibilities are endless. It’s important to be able to discern God’s voice as it says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
God Tends His Sheep
If you feel like you can’t hear God’s voice, The truth is you can! In John 10:27, it says “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” I encourage you today that God is your Shepherd. He tends the welfare of your heart and calls you by name! I encourage you today to seek Him in ways you haven’t and remain confident in your ability to hear His voice! Whether it’s a song on the radio on your way to work or the symbolic meaning of a blue jay on your window seal. Remember, He is always speaking!
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