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The Voice of God

Howdy there ladies and gentlemen, it’s me again! As I have discussed in my prior blog posts, Read. Your. Bible! and Know the Word, there are many things that can be unlocked within the Word. The matters discussed within the Word are there to elevate and prepare us for the nonsense this world throws our way, and to, of course, connect us with God.


As in any relationship, there is communication, and the same especially goes for our relationship with God. As we start to get deeper in this relationship, He wants to talk to us more and more, but it’s the matter of hearing His voice that can be difficult.


His voice can be heard in many ways, and it will definitely be through the things we have been equipped with. A prime example of this would be the Bible, for it is filled by scriptures motivated by God himself, as 2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT) acknowledges:


16 ”All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”


We can hear from God through sermons and fellowship with others, and in our times of prayer we might also encounter God’s voice, but just the fact that we’re being led to think deeper than what we heard on the surface, there is the possibility that God can be communicating with us!


The voice of God is one of instruction, which can be tricky to understand. His voice would never lead us to sin or to turn away from Him, so that alone should tell you that a voice that does lead you to sin is not of God! When you hear an instruction, in order to confirm that the voice you’re hearing is of God, you should put what you’re told into action. An example may be that God could tell you something about a person, and you would talk to the person in order for what you’ve heard to be confirmed. You might be instructed to fast or to do something else, but when you repeatedly practice putting what you’re told into action, you will start to discern His voice more easily!


What we’re told may even require us to go back to God once more for further discernment. Meditation on the Word helps to feed the spirit that is within us. The more that we feed our spirit, the more we will be adept at hearing and identifying the voice of God, because the more the spirit is filled, the more we can allow the Holy Spirit to take over in our lives.


The physical matters of this world are not the only things that are essential in sustaining us, as Matthew 4:4 (NIV) tells us:


4 ”Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”


Psalms 119:105 (NLT) even tells us that the Word of God is the light that guides us:


105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”


When looking at Hebrews 4:12 (NLT), we see the power that scriptures hold in terms of our flesh and spirit:


12 “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”


Dwelling in the Spirit helps us to hear from God, but understanding what we have heard is something that people struggle with, myself included. We have the ability to understand what God tells us because of the Holy Spirit. The living Spirit within us, as we pray and meditate, will help us to be strengthened in whatever we decide to consume and dive deeper into. The Spirit is our strength and support for whatever we decide to do in life, and this is especially in a spiritual sense and even a secular sense. The more time we spend with God, the more the Spirit is fed, which means we grow to be sharp in the Spirit. When we have a strengthened Spirit within us, everything we do, or have the ability to do, is better because the Spirit makes us better, and this is why it is so important to make sure your Spirit is fully equipped!


We are even instructed to discipline ourselves in the Word, as the scriptures of Joshua 1:8 (ESV) and 1 TImothy 4:13 (NLT) instruct us:


8 ”This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”



13 ”Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them.”


This is all for our own good, for if we feed the Spirit, the things we feed it with will come back to our remembrance, and the certain things that come back to you may help you in understanding what God is communicating to you!


When trying to hear and understand the voice of God, do not be frustrated! Although it requires discipline and structure on your end, it will all pay off through the confidence that you have in the fact that God is talking to you. Sometimes, His voice may be hard to hear at certain times, but with meditation on what is convicting you, the answers will be revealed. Let God talk to you through your conviction, and let that give you peace and more confidence in Him!


Thanks for reading, I hope this helps! Remember that in the end, you have to move to where God wants you to be, but once you’re there, He will take care of the rest!

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