How do you hear Gods voice?
I always had this mindset that God either only speaks to SUPER spiritual people or that He must speak through a loud thundering voice. But Scripture tells us something different in 1.Kings 19,11-12
“So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.”
Most of the time He speaks in a gentle, inner voice to our spirit, if we are focused on Him, wanting to hear from Him. I learned a concept of hearing His voice that has helped me a lot to hear His voice, it can be found in Habakkuk 2:
“I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved. Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets.”
As most of us I am learning more and more to listen to His voice and DO what it tells me. How does God speak to us? HE speaks in ways we understand it best – through circumstances, through nature, through bill boards along the street, through other people, through His still small voice, through our daily life.
I wanna give you a very practical example. I am working as a Pastry Chef, there are cakes I really like to make and other ones I’d rather avoid as – for some odd reason – I just do not like them at all. Really! Recently God spoke to me to make a certain type of cake – one of the sorts I don’t like. That’s one of those moments where I used to discuss if that could be really God, why would He care about something like that? Well, because HE loves me and He sees things in the future that I don’t see. So, I made that cake and sure enough an order came in for exact that cake. Wow!
That really taught me a lesson, to pay more attention to the little promptings of the Holy Spirit. It is so rewarding, if we are obedient in the little things, He will give us the bigger things. I encourage you, try it out in the next few days, and listen closely to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I promise you, you will be amazed!