Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27)
Elijah described it as a still, small voice (I Kings 19:12).
One of the most personal gifts of the creator is the promise we (His children) can hear his voice. God has called you to an intimate relationship with Him that includes being able to hear Him speak into your life.
We are the height of His creation, and because of that we can and should be able to hear His voice and recognize it as Him. Demons hear God’s voice and they obey. Nature hears His voice and obeys. We too can hear His voice and obey. Hearing His voice is part of the eternal life package.
Let me give you a few thoughts to put in place in your life that will help you to hear the voice of God more consistently.
1. Being familiar with His written word begets being familiar with His voice
The more you read the Word of God, the better you will become at recognizing the voice of God when He speaks to your heart. As you daily read His word, ask God to teach you to hear His voice. I promise it’s a prayer He will answer.
2. Don’t disregard every thought that runs through your head as your own.
God often places a thought that is highlighted more vibrate than a normal passing thought. For me, this seems to happen as I’m driving. I almost never turn on the radio. I use my commute time to listen to my thoughts, and many times, God drops His thoughts into the water of my thoughts. A ripple takes places, and I know it’s Him speaking.
3. During my prayer time I sing worship songs and then stop for silent time.
When I praise Him through worship songs, I can feel my soul being cleansed. I feel God drawing me closer to Him. Worship opens the ears of my heart to Hear Him more clearly.
God bless you as you listen for Him to speak.