Hearing GOD when He speaks
God is not difficult. It is just that we are not listening. Did you
know that God speaks to us all the time. When was the last time you
heard a word from God? When was the last time you had a prompting from
God to do something? Or to go some place or to call someone? And much
to your surprise the person on the other side was thinking of you. Or
was about to call you the same instance you were dialing them. I used
to call all these as coincidences, luck or even flukes. But as my walk
with the Lord deepens I am beginning to understand that it is God at
work in my life.
And these are just some of His way
to show the He is with me and caring for me. Hearing God's Word assures
me that He is always with me, never will He leave nor forsake me. What
a wonderful and blessed assurance that is. Always wanting the best for
me. Hearing God speak keeps me out of harms way. All I can do is thank
and praise Him more and more.
confess there were times in my life when I wished He had spoken a
little louder so I could hear and know what to do. Particularly when in
the midst of some chaotic situation. When everything is going wrong and
nothing seems to be working and old adrenalin is the order of the day.
Hearing God’s voice can be a regular
event in our life if we take the time to listen, even in chaotic situations. The Holy Spirit of God
is not somewhere in the by and by. When we first surrender our lives to
Him, He “suddenly” comes to live within us. Why the sudden move?
Because He had been waiting to do that for a long-time. How He had been
longing to do that. How He had longing to have daily fellowship with
us, daily minute by minute conversations with us. He wants us to
discuss the day with Him. He wants us to share our loads with Him. Like
what He used to do with Adam before the fall. Hearing God's voice
brings us into fellowship with Him.
I never understood what takes place
in the spiritual realms as soon as someone say, yes to Him. But,
as I have matured in your walk with Him, Hearing God becomes real to me. O
what a wonderful and Loving God we serve. Glory to God.
Have you ever tried speaking to
someone who just won’t respond. When I speak to someone I expect
some form of a response. The same can be said of the
Lord. He expects some form of a response from us. He has a lot to tell and show us.
God is willing to reveal Himself, His Glory and His will if we have
ears to listen.
Many times I do not hear what
He is saying because of the “noises” around me.
The noise can be "Physical". These
are noises where my physical being is demanding my attention. Where one or more of your sensory mechanism have
been activated. Hunger, cold, pain and pleasure are physical noises.
Then there are the "soulical"
noises. Worries and all the cares of this world. Problems at work, lack of
promotions, boss giving you a hard time, peer pressures at school,
problems within the family, teenage children giving you a hard time,
bills to pay, food for the table tonight.
And finally "spiritual" noises.
These are when different spirits compete for your attention. Many of
these spirits want to become dominant and possesse your life and the
way you do things. They want to become gods over you. The spirit of
pride, spirit of anger (temper), spirit of adultery, spirit of
selfishness, spirit of unfaithfully, spirit of impatience, to name a few.
These noises drown out the
‘quiet and gentle voice’ of our Lord. I can be quietly sitting at the
desk in my office, but inwardly there is a
huge struggle going on.
The Bible tells us “to be still and
know that He is God”. We cannot hear from God when we are not
“still”. I am not immune to this but by the Grace of God, I am learning
to be still in the face of my trials. Hearing God develops
as you mature.
I find that reading the Scriptures (Bible)
is another way He gets to speak to me. Do not read the Bible
systematically or out of obligation. Read because you are seeking the Spirit behind the words.
The Bible tells us in 2Tim 3:16
(NKJV) that “all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete and thoroughly
equipped for every good work”.
Reading the Word regularly brings us
into the context of a personal relationship with God and His Word. We
need to come to God’s Word and study what He says about forgiveness,
about relationships with Him and others, about work, about parenting or
singleness, and about every other areas of our lives.
Proverbs 9 verse 10 (NKJV) says “The
fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom . . .” Our love and
reverence of the Lord, our daily communion with Him brings to us this
Wisdom. Proverbs 3 verse 5 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge
Him and He will direct your paths.” Psalms 119 verse 105 tells us His
Word is like a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.
What a lovely promises these are.
Have you heard Gods Voice lately?
Mother Mary heard His Voice saying YAHSHUA shall be His Name