Over the past few weeks, as I’m working through the process of publishing my first book (which, by the way, I’m hoping to be released by Christmas time), I find myself asking “how do I hear God’s voice above all the other voices telling me what to do?” One friend sent me a link to a series by Andy Womack, which I thought was fantastic. However, what happened yesterday was unmistakably the hand of God. We had a guest speaker in our Church today, and guess what his message was about? You guessed it! HOW TO HEAR GOD’s VOICE.
His message was simple yet deep. I want to share some highlights. These are not my words, but words that moved me deeply that I want to pass on so others may be moved as well
1. confess your sins. The sin we have in our lives becomes a barrier between us and God.
2 pursue intimacy with God You can’t hear his voice if you don’t spend time with him.
3 practice hearing Him. If you think you might have heard something through a feeling or an impression, write it down and check it against scripture. He will never be inconsistent.
4. Obey Him. When you hear his unmistakable voice obey Him.
As I thought about his words I recalled one time in particular, sitting on a bench watching my daughter play at the playground. A woman was talking on her cell phone, visibly shaken and upset, talking to what seemed to be a friend about her husband. I wasn’t particularly listening to the conversation, but i could tell by the way the woman acted that she was terribly upset. I felt this “voice” inside me say something to the effect of, “tell her about me”. I remember thinking that it was awkward; that she would think I had been eavesdropping and think I was crazy. So I did nothing but sat there for a moment thinking about it. Just then her phone rang again and she answered and walked away. I had missed the opportunity because I didn’t seize the moment and I didn’t obey Gods voice. I vowed never again to knowingly miss an opportunity to share the gospel, no matter how “strange” the opportunity seems.
Practice listening. Just like anything else, practice makes perfect. I pray you hear His voice today.
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Obedience is something I’m daily having to commit myself to the Lord as well. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to read the book when it comes out! ~ Den