God Will Speak to Me

July 30, 2010 by  
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As we seek God’s guidance, we sometimes think it would be nice if we could hear Him clearly.  We find ourselves hoping for our own “burning bush” to point us in the right direction.  Does God still speak to us today?

The answer is a resounding, “Yes!  God does speak to us!”  But sometimes we don’t hear because we are listening for the wrong thing.  There isn’t always a clear and easy to understand answer, and most of us will never actually “hear” God’s voice in our ears.  But he speaks to us daily through our prayers, through Scripture, through our consciences and through the events He orchestrates to teach us and help us to grow spiritually.

Are you so busy listening for a voice in the night that you are missing opportunities to receive God’s word in the world around you?

God’s desire is for us to willingly wait until He is ready to reveal His Word, but we are often in a hurry, and may misinterpret or convince ourselves that He has told us something just because it is what we want to hear!  Don’t act in haste because you are tired of waiting for God to speak to you.  Seek his counsel and wait for His instruction to guide you, otherwise you may miss out on God’s finest and very best because you’ve taken a shortcut.

God speaks to us in many ways.  He speaks through His Word, our conscience, and the events around us.

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
- Jeremiah 33:3

The Bible is filled with God speaking His Word.  This is literally the revealed Word of God, and is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.  God is eternal and so are His Words!  They do not change with the passage of time, so if you want to hear Him speaking clearly, read His Word.

“All Scripture is God-created and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Our conscience is one of the most profound ways that God speaks to us today.  Think about it – whenever your conscience bothers you, isn’t it because you’ve done something that is contrary to God’s word?  That is because God, in His infinite love for us, has given each of us a conscience that nudges our souls and tells us when we are wrong, gently guiding us back to the path God has laid out for us.  He is the voice of love speaking inside our souls!

The challenges we face, the hardships we bear and the triumphs we experience are all part of God speaking to us.  Through the circumstances we face each day, God is changing us and helping us to mature spiritually.  As we draw closer to God, we will realize that He has been there all along.

But to truly hear God’s Word, we must not look for ways to further our own agendas.  We must be seeking His will for us. The more we seek after what God has planned for us, the more He will speak to us, whether through His Holy Word, through the voice of others, or through our consciences.  We cannot expect revelation or demand that God speak to us – He will speak when the need is there, and if we are actively seeking Him, we will hear His words in our heart and soul.  Sometimes He speaks to us quickly, other times we must wait quietly upon His word to be revealed in the time He knows is right and proper for us.

God promises in the Bible that He speaks through Christ and will speak to all who listen earnestly for His voice:

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.”
Revelations 3:20

Are you listening for God’s word?  Will you open the door and let Him in?

Robert Moment is a personal growth “throw the box away” inspirational life coach , speaker and author of best-selling Christian Book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about teaching individuals how to experience God’s love, peace , joy , power and prosperity. Visit www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/Christiansfaith .

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4 Responses to “God Will Speak to Me”
  1. justin says:

    IF “All Scripture is God-created and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
    - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

    does this include the scripture of other religions that is not christian. Is the study of different scripture 2 find strength in your own faith frowned upon by God? please give detailed response if you know the answer also if there isany Bible verse in relation to this please and thank you.

  2. Di says:

    As you said-Robert- “If you want to hear Him (God) speaking clearly, read His Word -the Bible.”
    That is “the Scripture” referred to, as being “good for instruction “. Sure, you are free to learn about other beliefs-God gave you a “Free will”, but if you want to have His Blessing and guidance on your daily decisions, your life, your choices, you “may miss out on God’s finest and very best because you’ve taken a shortcut.”
    God’s way, the Best way for your life (He knows you very well :) , is to ask for His Will in your life. That means following His Word-the Bible. God Bless :)

  3. Gordon Elliott Williams says:

    I came upon this article per chance because I have been struggling as a Christian in my everyday life. I cannot decide between what is right: to wait for God to tell me something to do, or, to do it with the belief that I am acting on faith?

    There are two things I really want to do, but when I tried them before, I sucked. I tried college, and flunked out, and I tried shooting pool, and I never made it past a rank amatuer. But many years later, I find myself wanting to try college again, but in a more specified area (I/T Networking). I also find myself still wanting to succeed at billiards (on the amatuer/professional tournament circuit).

    I have asked the Lord to guide me, but, I have so much doubt that, as you say, I haven’t seen my burning bush materialize. Deep inside, when I think of how good I could be if I tried harder, I get a very good feeling inside about both ventures. But, in contrast, when I think of how I ask the Lord to relieve me of the pressures of things such as sex, pornography, gluttony, profanity, or loneliness, I find no matter how long I abstain from anything, it never goes away for good. How can I depend on the Lord to answer me for a life-altering choice and believe that He will somehow make me ‘smart’ or ‘skillful’, when I can’t even get the strength to not go to a porn site on the loneliest of nights?

    I really do want to serve the Lord the best I can, but, I get tired of the same old MLK motivational quips of ‘hold on change is gonna come”, or “the Lord is with you always – just have faith – your day or time will come.”

    I’m probably not making sense, but, I am leaning towards stepping out on faith and just seeing what happens, but when I see scriptures about waiting on the Lord, I feel torn and full of fear. And I end up in a standstill fighting myself in the middle of the road of life, waiting for some miracle, or burning bush, to materialize.

    Sincerely,

    Lost, but Trying to Listen

  4. Ray Stevens says:

    Thanks you are right on target with this. we should make ourselves available to God, and prayerful wait for His answers

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