“How do I hear from God?” is a question a lot of believers may ask at some point or another! I know I certainly did!
We will cover some practical ways to help you to hear God’s voice.
Firstly, I’d like to point out, as you are already aware, that in order to hear anyone say anything, you need to be listening to them. Therefore to hear God’s voice we need to learn how to listen to Him too. But before we even get there, you need to be aware that we can hear a range of voices, or thoughts, throughout our day and so it is important to recognise where each of these come from. These can be:
- Our own
- Our parents
- Other people, e.g., Family, friends, teachers, etc.
- The enemy
As you can see there are many different voices and thoughts that we may think our our own. Some of these aren’t very helpful, they are negative, limiting and even destructive!
For instance we may say things like:
“No one loves me!”
“I don’t deserve this.”
etc etc etc!
Checkout this video HERE for more on how to deal with and even eliminate those voices.
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But! But! But!
On the other side of this we have the opportunity and are blessed with the fact that God speaks to us too!
Are we listening?
How To Hear From God
Psalm 5:2 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Most importantly, we need to listen. By listening, I mean you need to to wait. When we pray we need to stop and listen, giving God a chance to speak to us too. If you have questions for Him, if you’re asking for guidance, help, direction you need to stop and listen to what He has to say to you too. If we are talking to another person, there’s no point in asking a question and not listening to their response is there? It’s the same with God. Take time to stop and wait and listen out for what He has to say to you too.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
We have been blessed by the Holy Bible. This is theWord of God and as this verse tells us “it is alive!” The words from this most precious book speaks to your mind, body, spirit and soul. Everything you need to know is in there. I’ve heard this acronym for Bible before:
So we can use it. The whole of the Bible is God breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). In this book God is speaking to you. To know what He is saying, you need to spend time in it, reading this precious gift.
Psalm 199:15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
Biblical meditation is key if you are to hear from God! It talks about meditating throughout the entire Bible!
We are to meditate on:
- God’s laws (Joshua 1:8/ Psalm 1:2)
- His love for you (Psalm 48:9)
- Everything He has done (Psalm 77:12/Psalm 119:27/)
- His promises (Psalm 119:148)
By focusing on Him, sitting with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit we learn to be with Him, getting to know and recognise Him and His ways therefore we will learn how to hear from God too.
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Matthew 26:36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
At the end of the day, time is what you need to invest in to hear from God. Building a relationship with Him is key and they key to a relationship is time. So use the above ways to spend time with Him. Get to know Him, thank Him for what He has done, worship Him. Simply BE with Him. Get rid of any distractions and spend time being alone with God.
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