Hello, friend, has God ever spoken to you? Your relationship with the Lord will determine how you respond to this question. My hope after you read this post is that you can see the various was God speaks to us.
We can look at scripture to find biblical examples.
Job 33:14 reads ” For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.”
Jeremiah 33:3 reads “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
John 27:10 reads “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
God does speak
How do I know that God speaks? Time after time after time God speaks to me clearly. I recall the first encounter I had with God audibly speaking to me in 2013. God kept tugging on my heart day in and day out until I obeyed what he told me to do. It was a still, small voice and yet the words resonated with me.
How does God speak?
For me, it’s less audible. But when it is, it’s a still, small voice. Quite time is important in hearing God’s voice. Being still before the Lord allows us to rest our mind and body long enough to hear Him. For me, it’s like a scripture will pop in my head right when I need it the most. Or, it’s His instruction for me to do something.
His voice sounds nothing like what movies characterize it to sound like! God also speaks through His Holy word. As you dive in to read, specific words will pop out at you. You’ll know deep down that what you read was just for you and on time.
God will also speak through people like your pastor, close friends or family members
I remember sitting in a church service and hearing my pastor teach about something I was going through. That moment, I knew God was speaking. How did I know? Because I don’t chat with my pastor. The Holy Spirit spoke through my pastor. This was not a one time occurrence either. Hearing the pastor preach about the same thoughts I had was nothing but the Holy Spirit. Through sermons, my pastor has answer specific questions that I thought about. God has sometimes spoke to me through my children. Which is utterly amazing! And there are other times when a friend gives me an encouraging word or verse that I needed right then in that moment.
So, yea, God speaks! Tell me, how has God spoken to you? In what ways has he spoke so clearly to you?
If you desire to hear from God but have not heard from Him, leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to pray for you.