“If you want to hear and know the Voice of God, you have to read and know the Word of God, and do it.”
Often in my blog posts and conversations, I avoid saying “God told me …” or “God said …” because it’s one more Jesus thing that sounds weird. I don’t want to freak out anyone, so I say things like “I really feel like I’m supposed to do this,” which means God told me to do it.
But since I can’t prove it or make you believe it, I avoid talking about it.
If I do mention His voice, I say “I think it was God” instead of saying “I know.” I don’t want to be challenged since I have no evidence to prove it’s Him, and sometimes I doubt it myself. I don’t want to be any weirder than I already am. Lastly, I don’t want to sound uppity like I have a direct line to God that you don’t have. However, the latter’s getting more difficult to tone down because I do have a direct line to God.
It’s not an uppity thing because you can hear from Him too. He’s not an exclusive God who chooses favorites. Not only is He available to talk to and hear from, He wants that more than anything. He’s dying for that kind of relationship.
Bishop Chuck Murphy mentioned one way to hear more from God is to have more of a relationship with Him. That’s common sense, but how often do we discount friendship when it comes to God? Just like with any friend, the more time we spend with him or her, the more we hear from them. God’s true to every word of this song, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”
Reading my Bible more helps me hear Him more.
Talking (praying) to Him more helps me hear Him more.
Focusing on Him more helps me hear Him more.
I wrote all of this to get to one main point that I heard last night from Prophet Jim Reilly. It shouldn’t be new news, but I’ve never heard it quite like he said it and it’s never hit me quite like it did last night. He said, “Hearing His voice is proportional to my obedience.”
So, obeying Him more helps me hear Him more.
Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Luke 6:46 ESV
If I’m not hearing from God, it might be because I’m not listening to Him. Maybe He already told me what to do, but I didn’t do it. If I want to hear from Him more, I need to obey Him more. Last night was like the “I should’ve had a V-8” commercial. I should have already thought about it, but I hadn’t – obey Him to hear Him more.
I hope you’ll share your “hearing from God” moments and how He speaks to you.
In This Together,