God wants to talk to you. I know that may come as a surprise. But believe it or not, God wants to be a part of every detail of your life and He wants us to know who He really is. Now here's where it gets tricky. For reasons only He fully understands, God rarely chooses to speak to us in an audible voice. But that doesn't mean He isn’t revealing Himself, and His desires for our lives, all the time. So how do we recognize when He is speaking to us? In my faith journey, I've come across one very simple way to discover God’s voice.
So what is this simple way to hear God’s voice? It’s actually pretty easy…read your Bible.
So you say “been there, tried that", well, hear me out.
God loves talking to us through His written Word. Let’s be honest, often times we take this for granted. The Bible is actually a beautiful narrative of God creating, saving, and interacting with the people He loves. Reading it on a regular basis can give us insight into how He is currently moving and operating in our own lives. Most importantly, it's filled with actual words from His mouth.
Reading the Bible to understand God is a great place to start, but it's even better when the words on those pages leap out and begin to speak directly to you in real-time. The Book of Hebrews says that God's Word is living and active (Hebrews 4:12). If you want to experience the Bible in this way, try using this simple prayer: “Holy Spirit, please speak to me through these words today." Now pay attention… because God will speak directly to you. When He does - just stop - dwell on those words. Read them over again carefully, continuing to ask God to reveal what He has for you. Reading the Bible should never be a race to finish . If all you were able to get through during your daily reading is a paragraph, that's okay. He can speak to you in just a few words. Stay there, because it's a Holy moment… He is speaking to you.
Comments for this post have been disabled