Hearing Gods’ voice

Dear Sister,

I have been a Christian for quite some time now. I always hear fellow Christians saying how Gold told them this or that but I just don’t understand how people hear Him or have direct conversations with God. I do pray and when I do I usually don’t get an answer. Yet other Christians are able to hear his voice. Please advice me on how I can hear Gods voice more clearly.


Dear Sister, 

God speaks to us all the time. But to hear God’s voice, as you put it, you must be “listening” for Him. He speaks to our hearts not our heads, so please be concerned when others say they heard His voice. Satan likes to play mind games with us, always trying to deceive. So please don’t be mislead. Our Heavenly Father wants us to have our own personal relationship with Him, so that we know, that we know, that we know that we know Him for ourselves. There are mainly 3 ways to hear from God. 
First, from His Word – You MUST study the Holy Bible daily, like it says in II TIMOTHY 2:15, to show yourself approved unto God a workman that needs not to be ashamed: and who can Rightly divide the Word of Truth. You will begin to hear God more once you start obeying His Word. His Word will become “personal” to you and your life. It will literally come alive before your very eyes, like He is talking directly to you. Our Daily Bread is a great way to keep you committed to daily scripture readings.
Second, you can hear God as you pray. I know you already do, but learn to pray without ceasing– I THESSALONIANS 5:17. God is always listening to the prayers of the righteous at heart. As long as your heart is right [focus diligently on Him], He will give you the desires of it (PSALM 37:4). Your prayers/praises don’t have to be long either. Just a heartfelt: “Have mercy Lord” or “Thank You Jesus” is heard by God. And understand the more you talk to God in prayer, you will begin to acknowledge His wonderful works, remember what He has already done and realize that He has been there all the time. He promised in HEBREWS 13:5 that He will never leave you nor forsake you. And He cannot and does not lie. I cannot believe that God has not answered your prayers, because you are still here asking about Him – His grace and mercy is sufficient and gifts He has bestowed on all of us. Please never forget that.
And Third, you can hear God speak through other children of God or certain experiences. Everyone needs others to lean on, learn from, and fellowship with in the unity of the spirit. If you don’t have a Bible-teaching church-home where you can worship God with other believers, and grow in your faith, then I ask you to please do so. God has put preachers, teachers, saints, children in those certain positions for a reason — we are His Family. Others personal testimonies are also beneficial in hearing God’s voice, just as yours is for someone else. It’s all about Love and sharing love with one another. 

So I encourage you my systa united in Christ, not to focus on what others say but focus on Christ and believe on Him and what He says. When you take your eyes off God, you’re vulnerable and the enemy will distract you and you can begin to envy others. I have been a Christian all of my life; grew up in church and I didn’t come to KNOW God personally until I hit 40 years old- when my son died. So it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a Christian. I know personally what it’s like to feel like God is not hearing or answering your prayers. But I discovered that “The Teacher is Always silent during the Test!” Please don’t confuse God with mankind. God is a spirit [the Holy Spirit to be exact], the very air that we breathe, so He works from the inside out – not the outside in. He examines our hearts. So when He talks to you it will be something heartfelt. Your heart will be convicted or feel broken, and be compelled to be like Christ: and those are all good things. And Know that you coming to your Sisters asking questions is actually a cry out to God. And guess what — my response to you, and others responses [I’m speaking it into existence – trusting God], is PROOF that God hears and answers your prayers. I was told once Hearing and Listening are two different things. Now I know that, Hearing just requires your ears. But Listening involves your ears, your eyes, your mind, your heart, and soul; and God can and will speak to all of these, and at the same time, and no one else knows but you. You can listen with your ears to His Word by hearing what God says. You can listen with your eyes by seeing God’s miraculous works and being observant. You can listen with your mind by being aware of the presence of God. You can listen with your heart by being ready to receive a word, because that’s how God talks to us. And you can listen with your soul because that is where the Spirit of the living God dwells.

I pray I helped you in some small way, but God gets all the glory. And may He continue to bless and keep you Dear Sister. 

V.

“Systas, United” in CHRIST Women’s Ministry


 

I used to ask “how can I hear God’s voice ” too. I heard people sharing their experiences of speaking to God and I didn’t understand it. I spoke to a mentor about it and the advice I received changed my walk with God. She told me to study His word. She explained that when God speaks to you, it’s a still voice, and often times God is talking to us and we cannot hear him. 2 of the reasons why we can’t hear him is 1- we don’t know God’s voice because we don’t know God’s Word. && 2-our ears are

Spiritually covered by the enemy/your flesh. That can be a result of living an unholy lifestyle, being surrounded by the wrong people, or ignoring convictions the Lord sends us to edify us thus pulling us further away from Him. After you do away with all these things, while also patiently, and earnestly spending time with God in fellowship, worship, prayer, && stillness (no speaking just Listening), God will eventually start downloading into you!


To the woman who is wondering about hearing God voice…I would advise to ask if she has REALLY turned her life over to Christ yet? I am only asking be a use there was a point in my walk that I thought the same thing, but it wasn’t until I FULLY SURRENDERED that I now understand HiM! Also “hearing” his voice comes in a multitude of ways: you can pray about something and get confirmation from someone else; you can walk into a store and see words or something that God shared with you, but you Weren’t sure, that’s confirmation; it could be in a dream…I guess I would say just really pay attention and pray for  confirmation. God bless


Personally, whenever I have a need I often pray about it because the bible teaches us to do that and we are to pray without ceasing 1 Thessalonians 5:16. 

When we communicate with heaven, we reach into the spiritual and we know that God is a spirit and the Holy Spirit of God can only be interacted with through prayers. After praying the Lord speaks into our heart,

He guides us in the way that we should go. We must also ask for the spirit of discernment to know what the spirit of God is saying. It is also important to give thanks and sure ending everything to God. 

Another way to hear from God is by taking time to meditate on his word. For God is ‘the word’-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. -John 1:1 . As believers we are tasked to meditate on the word day and night and do all it says so we can prosper

Joshua 1:8. Whatever situation we are passing through someone in the bible have gone through it and we can see those situations in the breathed word of God, which is what the bible is. 

Therefore, I would say to my sister pray, meditate on the word, and ask the Holy Spirit for discernment, understanding and revelation and give thanks to God always. May God bless you and make your ways prosperous as you depend on him. Shalom.


 

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  3. During the first few years of ministry, I preached or taught at least three times a week. My fellow pastors and evangelists were alway hearing God Speak to them. I prayed, fasted, and sought the advice of my peers, but to no avail. Then a very dear Christian told me, “God is His Word; if you want to know God and hear him speak, you must go to the Source–his Word. Rather, than study for sermons, etc., I began each day by going to the written Word, to hear the voice of the Eternal Word. What I read, I heard; hearing his voice changed my life, Sixty years later, we meet every morning, and he teaches me. I was thrilled to read you comment of Hearing God’s Voice, May He use your explanation to reach the millions that need to hear Him.

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  4. Can you hear God’s voice, or is it drowned out by the voice of an accuser?

    Poem – Looking forward (Rocky)

    Jesus never calls us out
    For what we used to be.
    His voice is so much greater
    Than paul the Pharisee.

    “You are Simon son of John”
    said Jesus, without elaboration.
    No mention of a cloudy past
    No hint of condemnation.

    No accusation against the brothers
    No comments dark and obscure,
    Writing to the Church in Corinth
    “that is what some of you were.”

    Not the voice of the accuser,
    Boss Paul the Pharisee,
    Telling the redeemed people of God
    About what they used to be.

    Jesus never said right is wrong,
    He never said wrong is right.
    He came so we can turn from darkness
    And into His glorious light.

    “Neither do I condemn you” said Jesus,
    to a woman entrapped by dogs.
    The game the dogs play is the same today,
    Except now they do it on blogs.

    “Go and sin no more” said Jesus,
    Don’t relive that history.
    Look forward, not back, don’t dwell on your past.
    “You will be called” Rocky.

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