As a Christian we can always pray. Unfortunately, the one who taught us in the beginner course or Sunday school never taught us how can Christian hear from God. It is just like we are talkking to someone in the air without any feedback from that person if we don’t learn how to communicate with God in a more effective way.The evangelical churches always teach that Christian can only understand God’s voice through the Bible alone.Although the church would sometimes mention about God can speak to us through others, circumstances and of course the Holy Spirit. But nobody has ever taught us how to hear from God in a daily basis and in every situation that we will encounter daily.Is God still alive. Yes, for sure He is.Well, if this is the case, how can we believe in a God that he would only speak in the past but not today anymore.There must be something wrong with our beginner’s class. We can know that God is alive and He will speak to us every single day. He is our great sherperd and He loves us so much that He wants to communicate with His children all the times.For sure ,no body would deny that God’s word , “The Bible” is the only source that we can count on when discerning God’s voice. God will never contracdicting His word. With this in mind, Christian can start the journey on how to hear from God with faith and security.There are 3 keys that all Christian need to bear in mind when learning on how to hear from God.(Click the follwoing link to find out more.)
1.Unique : unique relationship—-The Sheeps know His sherperd’s voice
How do you know your mother speaks when she is calling your name among a group of women who are also talking at the same time.How can you recognize her voice?You can quickly identify your mother’s voice among all the women who speak at the same time because you have spent all your life to listen to your mom’s voice.Her tone, the way she called you and the expression of her voice would give you enough information to know her voive immmediately. It is a matter of relationship and the time you have already spent in listening to her made you an expert to identify her voice.That’s how it is like when you want to hear from God.You have to spend time with Him . The more you listen to His voice, the more you can know when He is speaking to you.His voice is always so unique to you.(Click the following link to find out.)
2.Understanding: Know How God speak—–Loud voice or still voice
Do you remember the prophet Elijah in the mountain cave?God didn’t speak to him with winds, fire, earthquake but just a still small voice.It is good for everyone to start to listen to God in his or her quiet time.Sometimes God will speak to you through the Bible verses but sometimes he will alos speak to you and to you personally through a quiet voice that will always strengthen your faith or encourage you with his love.He will never say something like ” you are useless and I don’t want you anymore.” A loving father or mother would never say something like that to hurt or destory the children’s heart.God is our loving father who alwyas want us to be build up in our faith but never attempt to destroy us. If you heard voice like that just command this voice to go away in the name of Jesus Christ.For this voice is from Satan but not from God.Remember the character of God in the Bible and what the bible syas about Satan, then you will know how to discern God’s voice. Sometimes the voice is neither from God ,nor it is from Satan.It is from our own desire. We may want to hear something that we jsut make it up on ourself.In situation like this, we need to be really humble before the Lord,and ask the Holy Spirit to first take away our own desire and only yeild to The Guildance of the Hoiy Spirit. At the same time, we can also discern the content of the voice by the word of God. Does it line up with the Bible? does it lift up man more than God? Does it ask us to quickly make some decision?Any “big discision” will always need more time to ask the Lord to give us confirmation before we do it. If you are not sure, pray more, consult your pastor or someone who is more mature in faith or someone who has more experience than you on listening to God.You may not remember every word you hear from God and that’s why, you need to have a small jounral book with you all the times.By the time when God speak to you, you can write it down immediately. At the same time, keep a jounral will alwyas help you to meditate on what God has spoken to you in the lst whole week. Has God repeat something more than once that would require you pay to more attention with?Answer all these questions will help you to be more alert on what God wants to speak to you at all times.(Click the follwong link to find out more.)
3. Unlimited : Don’t limit God—— For God can speak to you in a thousand ways
God can speak to us through the following way : The Bible, visions, dreams, news,sermon,books,friends, other Christians, prophet( there are still prophets todays),hymn,songs,movies,TV program,counsellor, pastor,teacher,socail network,internet,nature, environment,etc.God will speak to us with mordern technology as well. As long as God speaks, don’t limit His voice to a small box or just the Bible alone.He is our mighty God and he knows what is the best way to get your attention and make you understand His will. He may not speak to everyone with the same old method all the times (of coourse the bible is the standard way He uses all the times) because everyone is so unique to Him.
Conclusion : There are just so many ways to hear from God that we have to learn . it is better to have coach or under a coaching program we you first start. There are times you will make mistakes but don’t be afriad for God knows we are all learners and we are always His sudents who will frequently make some mistakes before we become an expert of anything. Recently I have just discovered a unique coaching program that will benefit all beginners on hearing God;s voice. It is a program that I would highly recommended. You can click the link to find out more. May God bless you in your journey on learning how to hear from Him and may His will for you be always revealed through your learning process.