Yes! GOD really speaks. GOD has been speaking to and directing mankind… from the Garden of Eden until today. Yet, people often doubt whether we can really hear GOD’s voice? But, somewhere, deep down in the silence of our hearts… GOD does speak.
I believe GOD speaks to us in two very distinct ways – through the Bible and through the Holy Spirit. And, even if He speaks through the Holy Spirit… it will usually lead us right back to the Bible, but with specific applications which are relevant to our lives and circumstances.
That’s why we have to face life each day with “Interior motives.” We must spend one on one time with GOD… so that individually, our heart begins to learn and eventually understand the personal language which GOD speaks to us in.
An Effective Example of Communication
There was a T.V. commercial that aired in the 1980’s by E.F. Hutton. In that particular ad, there was a crowd of people in a conference room… and two people were together talking in a private conversation, when one of them said, “Well my broker is E.F. Hutton and E.F. Hutton says….” [At that point there was a huge hush over the crowd and everyone turned to listen]. Then the advertisement concluded with the phrase, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” Wow! Talk about powerful! Their intended message came across crystal clear to its audience.
But……What about when GOD speaks? Is anyone listening? Does GOD have the same credibility that E.F. Hutton has when it comes to important messages He wants to share with us? God is actually speaking to us all the time. But, how does He speak… and how do we know His voice when He speaks?
How To Communicate With GOD
For sure, GOD doesn’t send us messages through texts, emails, instograms or tweets… nor does He advertise. GOD only guides us by His Holy Word. After we have spent time reading, then, it’s up to us to govern our lives by Christian standards. There is no other special blueprint or road map to be sent down from Heaven by GOD… that will guide us in all of our decision-making. It’s up to us to use our spiritual senses to make choices.
But the key to hearing from GOD is through prayer! Nothing in our lives works more effectively than prayer does. In fact, how would we know if GOD has an opinion about our occupation, who we marry, where we attend church, etc., if we cannot personally receive guidance from Him? More importantly, we cannot become vessels of honor when we do not pray to hear His voice.
Praying To Hear GOD’s Voice
Lord Jesus, open my ears to hear truth. Open my eyes to see truth. Open my heart to understand truth. Open my ears to hear your voice. Correct me, Lord, when I need it. Your Word says your Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth (John 16:13). It also says it will teach us about all things, and is true and is not a lie (1 John 2:27). I draw near to you, O Lord. Please draw near to me. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.