The Will of God: Hearing His Voice

Are you having trouble understanding your purpose? God’s will for your life? I have noticed that there are, in general, three common problems among the Believer.

1. Recognizing that God has a perfect will for your life
2. Knowing God will speak to you
3. Hearing His voice

  • God will speak to each and everyone of His children directly.
  • Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, (Luke 24:45 KJV)

    Mind
    Greek Word: nous
    Meaning: the God given ability to think; for the Believer it is the ability to receive God’s thoughts through his/her mind; mind, reason, composure

    Understand
    Greek Word: suniémi
    Meaning: put together facts (ideas) into a comprehensive (interlocking) whole; synthesize; this word is closely related to thelema doing the preferred will of God

    Jesus opened your mind and gave you the ability to think. You, as a Believer, can receive the thoughts of God and put them together in order to create a comprehensive whole. Ultimately, this ability will lead to your understanding and performance of God’s preferred or perfect will.

  • God is always speaking
  • If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. (2 Timothy 2:13 NKJV)

    Do not forget that if you have confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then He dwells in you in the form of the Holy Ghost. Sometimes you lose sight of that fact. God is actually closer to you than anyone because He lives inside of you.

    I have noticed when I tell people “the Lord told me…”, they instantly get irritated. I am talking about Believers, not those who have not received Christ. It appears as though God’s voice is thought to only come to the apostle, prophet, pastor; but, that is simply untrue. You have the opportunity to communicate directly with God {I will discuss how in a second}.

    At times, you are looking for this earth shattering rumble from the heavens, for Jesus to appear in your bowl of Cheerios, jump on your spoon, and kick you in the face. I am not saying that mind blowing experiences with God, where you really feel it, are not going to happen but don’t adopt the belief that His voice will always be heard in this manner.

    Then He said, Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. (1 Kings 19:11, 12 NKJV)

    While looking for the earthquake and fire, you may be missing the still small voice.

  • How to hear from God
  • First, let me start by saying that what I share in this guide is not the only way of hearing from God. These are merely tips that allow you to press into Him.

      1. Worship

      Worship is vital to hearing God’s voice. Don’t always come to Him with your wants and needs. The truth of the matter is He knows exactly what you want and need and exactly when you want or need it.

      Put in your favorite worship cd with no other distractions. Praise and worship is not designated to 20 minutes at church. If you don’t have any, go to YouTube.

      Worship God for who He is: a provider, a banner, faithful, long suffering. Thank Him for His grace and mercy, etc.

      Tapping into Psalms will help you if you don’t have the words.

      2. Reading

      Read God’s Word for yourself. If the only time you are getting into God’s Word is when you read this blog, go to church, or watch the Word Network…then you are not reading enough. You should be reading everyday. You don’t have to read a whole book of the Bible, read a couple of chapters or even just verses. See my suggested reading section to get started. If you don’t have a Bible, I would suggest going to your nearest Family Christian store or bookstore and find a study Bible in the translation that is best for you.

      3. Praying

      Praying is vital to your communication with God and praying effectively is just as important. Your prayer should involve verses from the Bible. Even Jesus utilized this strategy against Satan (Matthew 4).

    Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. (John 10:1-5 NKJV)

    Those are just a few tips. Just recognize that God is speaking and He is speaking to everyone.

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    2 Comments Add yours

    1. Jane Johnson says:

      I love to hear my God whispering in my ear. If I had followed his guidance more faithfully I would have had an easier time in life. Check out our blog. Stormy

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      1. ReignofFaith says:

        Thanks for reading…I did take a look at your blog.

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