1. Through His Word
One sure-fire way we as Christians can hear from God is by reading and meditating on his word. The Bible says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17. We learn faith by reading God’s word and also learn about Him through those same words. There is nothing that we go through in life that he bible doesn’t speak about. Want to know how to resolve conflict with a friend? Matthew 18:15-17. Want to know how to be successful? Proverbs 6:6-11.
However, we don’t just learn to navigate life with the scriptures. They also minister to our hearts. They calm us, comfort us, direct us, and guide us. Read the word of God. The Bible says that the word is God, and God is the word. The only way we get to know God and learn his voice is through reading his word.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” – 2 Timothy 3:16.
2. Through Prayer
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” – Jeremiah 33:3. Pray! As this verse tells us, when we call to God in prayer, he will answer us and he will reveal unknown things to us. He will open our eyes and mind to things we never knew and never understood. When we’re in a relationship (friendship or otherwise) to get to know the other person, we have to communicate with them. The same is true for God. We have to talk to him and be willing to listen. And just like when conversing with a friend, the more we speak them, the more we understand their thought processes and mindset. And even when we can’t see them, we become so familiar with their voice that we recognize it right away.
3. Through Worship (Songs)
There is a stillness in worship that connects our hearts to God’s heart. When we are locked in a state of adoration to our Heavenly Father, we can almost feel the beating of his heart toward us. It is an act of surrender we do to him, and in those moments it’s almost like God is right there with us. That connection brings clarity and direction and understanding. It brings comfort and we can truly feel the love of God. He talks to us through that love and connection – that is one great way we can hear from God.
4. Through Other Believers
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,” – Hebrews 1:1. The prophetic word is powerful. In the old testament, that is the only way God spoke to his people, through prophecy. In this age it is just one of the many ways. “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” – 2 Peter 1:21. But prophecy is only one way God uses others to speak to us.
Growing up, I always heard about “confirmation”, but it’s not until I got older that I experienced it.
Have you ever been contemplating a move or decision and have been hesitant about what you think the right move is. Then suddenly, someone who has no idea of the situation you face speaks to the issue in random conversation? And whatever they say, just acts as confirmation for what you’ve been thinking is the right answer, but you were doubting yourself? Yeah, God will do that to you. Inspire people to speak into your situation and give you confirmation.
But be cautious because the Bible always warns us about false prophets and teachers.
5. Through Dreams and Visions
“And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams,” – Acts 2:17.
God speaks to us through dreams. When we are connected to the spirit, even in sleep, God can use our subconscious mind to reveal things to us. Sometimes he does this because when we are awake our minds are far too busy to focus on what he’s saying and at other times, it’s just the way he wants to do it.
6. Through the Preached Word
Go to church! I know a lot of times people say that we (Christians) are the church and so the building means nothing without us, and in a lot of ways I can understand the thought. However, God plants you in places with the intention of watering you and the Sheppard is responsible for providing the water. Your pastor has been placed as a guide to you and the Lord uses him/her to speak to you – just like he used Moses to speak to the Israelites, or Paul to minister to the Gentiles. Do not neglect receiving the word of God through his servant.
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