Many people have come to me on social networks to ask the right way to hear God speak. Some blame themselves for never having heard an audible voice. Others do not know whether God is speaking or whether what they feel is the work of their minds.
I felt like writing this post to talk about how I “hear God” and encourage the brothers to strive to hear from the Lord.
Lowering the volume
I heard a very good phrase from Brother Douglas Gonçalves (JesusCopy) on this subject. He says that since satan can not lower the volume of God’s voice, he strives to increase the volume of things around us. So that we can not understand what God is speaking for so many things that are screaming in our ears.
In fact, it is difficult to direct our minds to have contact with God in the midst of so many things. Work, study, relationships, problems, debts, processes, social networks. There are innumerable things that take our focus every day and make us spend in futilities a time when we could move away from all of this so as to silently try to hear the voice of God.
If we want to hear the spirit, we must silence our flesh and our intellect. Let go of these two and focus on the things of God.
Cl 3:2 “Keep the thought of things above, not of earthly things”
How do I hear the voice of God?
In this topic I will cite in a very personal way the ways that God feels talking to me. It does not necessarily have to be that way with you. But I certainly hear the Lord speak to my heart in several different ways. And no, I’ve never heard the audible voice of God. And although I long for this experience, I am content with the relationship I have with the Father.
Through the Word
I believe the easiest way to hear God is by reading the Bible. It may seem too simple, but if we understand that we are referring to the word of God, what better way to hear his voice than directly by his word?
Through the Bible we know the action of God and understand how he cares for his creation. We understand the purpose, we see the way He likes things and we are directed to live His way.
One of the biggest problems I have seen is that many Christians say they do not hear the voice of God and that they even stop to open their bibles for a few minutes.
The second way I hear God speak to my heart is by the peace that the Holy Spirit gives me. When something causes no doubts, no weights, or restlessness.
The Lord’s things are clear and clean, and surely his words too. When something does not bring us peace after being placed before God, it certainly is not something that comes from heaven.
C. 3:15 “May the peace of Christ be the judge in your hearts, since you were called to live in peace, as members of one body. And be grateful “
Is 26:3 “Thou shalt keep in perfect peace the one whose purpose is established, for he trusteth in thee”
Through the Spirit
The third way in which I hear God speak is perhaps the way that gives me more intimacy with Him. When I am talking and telling of my day, I try to pay attention to what the Holy Spirit is saying to my heart. So basically, I feel the answers of my questions coming in my mind. I confess that at the beginning of my walk with God, I thought it was something of my imagination. But as I was having experiences with words of knowledge and wisdom (1Co 12) that came to me in the same way and always fit perfectly I could begin to better differentiate the voice of the Lord from the voice of my head.
Imagine yourself in the middle of a crowd where everyone is screaming and think that at some point your mother calls you. You’ll be able to hear her voice because you’ve known her for years, and you’re intimate enough to understand her voice even among so many others.
That way, I believe that the best way to learn to hear the voice of God alone is to become more and more intimate with Him. In secret, praying, reading the Bible and silencing the sound of the world.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be in all the hearts of the brethren, bringing peace and direction to each one! Amen!
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Am blessed to have read this 🙏
Thank you. I needed to read this. I know one more way, when answers come from other people. Not from those who you would ask, but looks like occasionally, when and from whom you might not expect.
Thank you for your blog.
Awesome. God bless
To many time we hear him but feel it is the wrong time
Am happy to read this and I pray the grace of the LORD will me to listen to HIS voice and read the word always. Thanks.
Thanks, I will like to know more on how to hear from God, becausr am thirsty for it.
Indeed, you simplified everything to make the people understand how here HIM. May Jesus; the Lord Bless you.
Thank you. Thank you God you are amazing!
John 10: 25. Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26. but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
John 13: 15. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 17. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Thank you brother. So easily you have tackled this subject for all of us who wanted to know how to hear God’s voice. Indeed I am blessed to read. God bless you.
Thank you. I always wonder how people hear God voice. Also i tried to find a book to learn about it. But your article give me deeper understanding the voice of God in simple way.
God speaks to me at my time of need which is all the time needless to say. Hehe… just last week I was driving home from work in a pretty heavy rain storm and the people ahead of me had slammed on their breaks which gave me very little time to react properly. That said I too slammed my breaks and started to slide out of control. That’s when I heard him. Let go of your breaks he said and so I did just that. The second I let goof my breaks I instantly gained control of my truck. Thank you God I said with a gasp. God is with us 24/7 365. Always looking out for us as well as speaking to us weather we are believing or listening or not. Have faith in our lord for he will provide.
May GOD Bless You greatly, this is very timely. More Grace to You in JESUS name, amen 🙏 🙏 🙏.
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God bless you abundantly. Powerful message
My God’s voice is the most comforting….in every situation.
Great reinforcement. Simply stated. Hearing God’s Voice through the word of God, through Peace , through the Spirit of God. Oh my Thanks.
Great teaching and very easy to apply if followed..
I thank the Almighty God for raising men and women to serve Him. God bless you Brother continue to give you the strength to do His work.
Thank you so much Iv been trying to hear God’s voice and block out every other voice and now I know that God speaks to the heart. God bless.
Thank you very much for your article. I have learned many things,and l will follow your advices because I want to hear the God’s voice. God bless you abundantly.
Thank you so much, very informative. Stay blessed!🙏
I thank you brother because I prayed this morning to my father that i struggle and that i want to learn to hear and listen to his voice and here you are,sent by God. My God’s hand is bigger than anything else.
Thank you, Very informative. We all want to hear God, he speaks in different ways , through dreams etc but mostly through his word.
🙏 God bless you
Thanks so much. This was an opening eye for me. I appreciate it a lot.
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Thank you for this narrative. I needed it to confirm what was in my heart. God bless
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God bless you brother in Christ, may God use you more and more for His glory. I was blessed by your word. I am used to listening from God. A daily conversation with God. I have shared your article with others. May God be glorified.
Thanks for your post brother I’m in this situation right now thank you for being the instrument of God for answering the questions I have in mind God bless.
Thank you. It sure makes a lot of sense. When you communicate with God like He is beside you, He will do same with you
Definitely needed to read this today…