My Hearing . . .
How do I hear You
when . . .
my inner voice
drowns you out?
so many different ways.
the still small voice.
Am I deaf
or is it
You do hear
yet not perceive,
your heart ears
God is never silent and is always speaking. Scripture teaches us through many examples people just like us have always been hearing God speak. There are literally thousands of examples in both testaments for us to read.
Have you ever wondered why God speaks in so many different ways? Have you considered the preferred way you hear God speak and observe how others hear differently? This will give you clues to why God speaks differently with us all. Even a Husband and Wife can hear God speak to them independently and have the same confirming answer although both have heard their answers uniquely.
For example, one had a dream and the other received a scripture. You may wonder which one was the most trusted answer and my guess is you would say the scripture? Unfortunately, we have our own perceptions of how God should speak or if He still speaks in this modern age.
God is never constrained by anything when He speaks. Job writes 'God speaks one way then another, yet man does not perceive it'. It's our lack of being able to hear which is the issue. For example, the couple I referred to earlier both heard God. The Husband heard the message in a dream and dreaming was not a familiar thing for him. His wife received a scripture while reading a Christian book with no connection to the issue at hand. No, she didn't receive it from reading the Bible.
The amazing thing to note is this couple heard from God independently and the issue was solved and they both received peace. The question could be why did God choose to do it this way and only God can answer that question.
I have asked God questions over the years and been astounded by His answers and how they came to me. Likewise, others have had similar experiences. The main issue I had was my expectations of how God would or should answer me.
This is a trap anyone can fall into. Let God be God and do things His way and at the same time ask Him to teach you how to hear and see. If you drop all your expectations and any doctrines you have around this, I believe God will teach you how to hear and see Him and have answers. If you are unsure of His answer ask again. Ultimately you will KNOW and the peace you have will be the confirmation.
This is an area where you will develop intimacy with God and secure your relationship with Him and learn directly from Him. The exciting thing is the fellowship and the revelations you will have.
Be wise about who you share your revelations with because other people's opinions can cause you to doubt what you have heard. Again, ask God who to share with, if anyone.
One time I was about to ring and make an appointment for some counsel and God interrupted me and asked me if I was going to ask Him first! I immediately asked why and He said: "do you want to get hurt"? Then He told me why.
Proverbs teaches us "In all your ways acknowledge Me and I will direct your paths". It was a very good lesson for me to learn. I really encourage you to invite God to tutor you to hear and see Him.
# Do you want to get close to God to hear His Heart and be taught by Him? Check out 1Jn2:27
# Are you prepared to drop your expectations and start over with a clean slate of expectations? Check out, Job 33:14
# Faith comes by hearing, learn how to hear and what to hear, Rom 10:17
Rom 10:17 Passion Translation
Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One.
Romans 10:17 NKJV
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.