I recently had a conversation about hearing the voice of God. The person was doubtful and scoffed at the idea that God speaks to us and that we can discern it. Can we?
It’s an interesting question because many people believe they hear from God. Personally, I had an experience where I sensed God call me to ministry. It was definitely out of the ordinary and it didn’t feel like I was just talking with myself. In the Bible, there are numerous stories where people hear from God. They seem to be really clear concerning who they are talking with.
My thinking is that, the more time we spend getting to know God, through the Bible and prayer, the more we can recognize his voice when he speaks. The person that I was chatting with scoffed at that, too.
Do you know the musical “Hamilton”? We recently discovered the soundtrack and as we’ve been travelling a lot over the last year, we have listened to the soundtrack several times. My wife is a gifted singer and it’s a treat for me to hear her sing along. I try to keep up.
Then, one day, spending time with our GBs, we watched “Moana.” My wife said, “The composer is the guy who did Hamilton. She meant Lin-Manuel Miranda and of course, I had to check it out to see if she was right and she was!
You see, she knows his voice.
I believe from Jesus own words, my experience and other’s testimony, the more time we spend in the Bible, particularly the Gospels, the more we will know his voice.
Want to try it out?
Brad we whole heartedly believe God speaks to us. It took a long time to hear Him because I never sat quietly long enough to hear Him. Then I heard Dr. Charles Stanley share one time about setting up a prayer closet and each day or night go there and eventually He will meet you. Well sure enough in time He was there and when I missed a night I could hear His still small voice saying where were you. We could tell you story after story of His presence on our road trips. He has a wonderful sense of humor.
Agreed! Have we already talked about Experiencing God? That on really had an impact on me.
No, neither of us have really gone there. I could tell you have experienced Him. Once you feel His hand life changes doesn’t it.