How to Hear God's Voice
The books I have been reading lately have been about the lives of Christians who have been used in great ways by God. These include, “Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II” by Darlene Deibler Rose, “Passion for Souls” by Lyle W. Dorsett which is about the life of pastor and evangelist D.L. Moody, and books by Brother Yun, a Christian from China who endured many hardships in his life.
As I was reading, I noticed a commonality in each of these books. When God spoke to these people, He did it through scripture. They would pray for God’s guidance and eventually the Lord would put a piece of scripture in their minds which would serve as an answer.
This has resonated with me as a very important facet of communicating with God. All sincere Christians would love to hear more from God. I feel that if I put in the effort to study His Word, then I can trust His Holy Spirit to bring the things I learned back to my memory at the time of God’s choosing.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. - John 14:26 (NKJV)
This verse quotes Jesus speaking to His disciples regarding things that He said to them when he walked the earth. For today’s believers, I think “all things I said to you” can mean what we read in the Bible.
Of course, God can speak to anyone at any time by any means He chooses. Knowing this, I want to do all I can to ensure that I will always hear His voice when he speaks to me. I believe a rich prayer life and times of quiet listening are two things I can do to make myself ready to hear from God. The third leg of this stool is a deep knowledge of God’s Word. I work toward growth in these areas every day.
I do these things in hope of becoming a better servant to my Lord, as I know we all want to be. Let us take inspiration from the lives of others who have been used by the Lord and commit to do whatever it takes to grow closer to Him. We memorize scripture because He is worth it!
Posted on Thu, October 27, 2011
by Shawnna Casazza filed under