If you are a person who prays, then you know that at some time, you hope to hear Him speak to my heart. You may ask, “can I hear from God?” The answer is yes, you can hear the voice of God! The Father wants to speak to us, but too often we miss it because we are looking for an audible voice. I have been saved for many years, and I only heard the Lord once, when
The Bible says: My sheep hear my voice and a stranger they will not follow. As you pray and learn to quiet your mind and spirit, you will begin to hear God’s voice speaking. In the Old Testament, God spoke to His people through His Priests and Prophets. Today, He speaks through His word and directly to our spirit.
Once you learn how God speaks, you will become aware of his presence and his voice. It is also important not to compare yourself with others. Find out the unique ways the Father has chosen to communicate with you.
Prayer is a two-way conversation. It is not just us speaking to God, but God speaking to us!
You can Hear from God
Have a Clear Conscience: There are many things that can get in the way of us hearing the voice of God. Obstacles to hearing God have hidden sin, resentments and bitterness. Make repeating a part of your daily walk with God, especially in your prayer time. Matthew 5:23, Matthew 5:24. It is important to forgive others.
Pray with Expectation: Have faith that God hears you when you pray. If you have never prayed before, you may feel foolish speaking to someone who obviously can’t see. Prayer is not a bunch of flowery speech; it is just talking to God, the way you would to anyone else. “God, you know I really feel I deserve this raise…” As you begin to pray, after a while, the Spirit of God will make Himself known to you, and you will feel His presence, a calming or peace comes over you. Don’t be afraid,
God, you know I really feel I deserve this raise…” As you begin to pray, after a while, the Spirit of God will make Himself known to you, and you will feel His presence, a calming or peace comes over you. Don’t be afraid, continue to pray. As you pray you will begin to sense the Spirit giving you answers and direction. Hebrews 11:6
God will answer our prayers. It is not always what we want to hear, but He will answer. Sometimes when I have prayed and prayed and have seemingly not received an answer, I know the answer is to wait. Some things will seem to manifest immediately, and something takes more time.
Pray in your Prayer Language (tongues): Your prayer language, is one of the most powerful tools you have for prayer. Prayer builds you up in your most Holy faith and when praying in tongues, it is God praying through you! Praying in tongues helps to quiet your spirit and tune into the heart and mind of God. When you first begin to pray you may find your mind wandering.
Continue to press in until you break through the distractions. When you pray in the spirit, you are praying the perfect prayer; and the Father will answer. Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
After you Pray, Be Still and Listen: When you are done praying, in your natural language and your prayer language, be still. Sit quietly and meditate on the love and grace of God in quietly worship. As you are still, you will begin to get an impression, scriptures, song, or some other things speaking to your heart. This is when God will begin to speak to you.
Same Spirit Different Operations
By practice, you will learn to discern when the voice of God is speaking to you. We are all individuals and the way God speaks to you, He may not speak to me. He will use your personality sensitivities, writer environment, and life experiences to speak to you.
- If you love to sing – God may speak to you through song
- If you love to dance – God may speak to you while you dance before Him
- I write poetry – God may give you a prophetic poem
- If you are a pilot – He may speak to you in nautical terms
The way in which God speaks to us, is as diverse as we ourselves. So, my friend, know that the Father desires you to hear His voice, that He may instruct you, teach you and help you. Be open to his voice, He will lead and guide you into all truth!