Monday, August 24, 2009

Listen and you can hear God's Voice



In order to hear God's voice and to discern His leading for your daily life, there is one key point that you need to be aware of. If you can grab hold of this one key point then you'll be hearing from God in no time!
Here it is
Don't expect God to speak to you in a sensational, spectacular, supernatural way! You see, we have a natural tendency to want God to speak out loud to us in some obvious way so that we know that it was Him and so that we know what we are supposed to do. Because God is into faith, and without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6). The thing about faith is that it requires that we don't have all of our questions answered! If God were to speak out loud to us all the time so that we know it is God speaking to us, then we wouldn't need faith to hear Him. On the other hand, if God speaks so softly to us that we need to get into the habit of listening closely to our spirits and drawing closer to God in order to hear Him better, then there is a lot of faith involved, and it requires cultivating a deeper, more personal, more intimate relationship with the Lord. This is exactly what God is after!
The still, small voice of God
The plain and simple fact is that God usually speaks to us in such a quiet, non-spectacular way that we are almost never going to be 100% certain that we heard Him speaking to us, and we just need to get used to that. Once we get past the "hang up" of needing to hear from God in spectacular, loud, supernatural ways, then we will find ourselves beginning to recognize the still, small voice which He usually uses. For example, have you ever done something that bothered your conscience? Deep down inside you knew that it was wrong, but how did you know? It was because there is something way down inside of us that knows when something is right or wrong. Somehow the small voice of God is heard. As Christians we know difference between right and wrong. I firmly believe this is because we have God in our heart. Fortunately, God is so awesome and we have the ability to ask for forgiveness when we recognize what we have done. If we don’t ask for forgiveness then that small little voice is constantly telling us what we need to do correct the wrong. It’s when we ignore the voice is when we allow the devil to take control and rule our lives, and eventually that little voice of God fades to a point we can no longer hear and discern between right and wrong.
So, listen to the little voice!

Hebrews 11:6 (New King James Version)

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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