7 Keys To Hearing God Speak
Over the last two weeks we have looked at 6 keys that help us to hear God speak to us personally. But whilst I was typing this summary of those 6 keys, I was asking God if there were any other keys that I needed to mention. And there was. As a bonus, I have added the 7th key at the bottom of this summary.
Key # 1 : God speaks to us when we really want it (read Okay! So my dog is finally dead!!). The Bible says that if we seek God with all our heart, then we will find Him. Seeking him with all our heart is not limited to specific times, occasions or events, but everything.
Key # 2 : God speaks to us in stages (read Revelation by Elimination). When God speaks to us, He doesn’t always give us the full picture. As we obediently obey each of His ‘minor’ revelations, he reveals more to us.
Key # 3 : God speaks to us through His Word, the Bible (read The Never Ending Story). The more we read it, the more we become a part of it, the more we hear God in it. Even for our daily decisions.
Key # 4 : God speaks to us through other people (read Husbands: Listen to your wives). As people speak to us, the truth of God’s word (as impressed by the Holy Spirit) will resonate within us. The challenge is that many times we are “closed” to hearing God speak through people because of our biases towards those people.
Key # 5 : God speaks to us through dreams and visions (read Feed them pineapple). Peter himself declared the fulfilment of Joel’s prophecy which states this very clearly. It is nearly as if God knew that our lives in this modern age would be too busy to hear Him during the day. This post deals with how to use the Bible to help interpret the dream and how God then uses the Bible to also affirm the dream.
Key # 6 : When God speaks to us, we must walk by faith and not by sight (read When victory comes from chaos). Many times, after we have obeyed God’s word in our lives, there is an immediate period of opposition and it seems that our lives are going in the opposite direction of what we believe God (and us) intended. Remain strong. God’s purposes will prevail.
Key # 7 : God speaks to us in silence. Sometimes God uses silence as an answer. I have found this especially when I have asked God for something and He has already given me an answer for, but the answer is one that I “don’t like”. So I go to Him in prayer again, trying to twist His arm. On these occasions His answer to my prayers are normally silence. That silence is God speaking to us, affirming His original answer. The other reason why God answers in silence is because He is not wanting you to actually do anything pertaining to the reason you are seeking Him. His silence is His way of saying be patient and wait. Your response is to do exactly that : wait. Don’t rush ahead of God.
I hope that you will be encouraged as you hear God speaking to you.
Are there any other keys that you have discovered in order to hear God speak to you? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
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