Hearing God’s Voice

Language can be a tricky thing, especially for Christians.  One prime example is when we talk about hearing God speak.  I think I could say without fear of contradiction that true Christians want to know that we have heard God speak to us.  Don’t you?  I know that I do.  My own understanding of Scripture indicates that God has and does at times reveal things to people.  He just does.  It’s not new Scripture, and it’s not for everyone in all times.  But it can happen.

Yet you and I know that it doesn’t happen all that often.  Most of us don’t have a daily, two-way, audible conversation with the Lord.  Most of us want it, though. 

Try this thought exercise.  What if I could say to you, “Tomorrow when you wake up, I want you to get up and pray for 5 minutes, and then just wait and you will hear the voice of God.  He will speak to you.”  Would you do it?  My guess is that you would be up, praying, and listening.

Well, I can say this to you, and it will happen.  Only, it will not be an audible voice, and it will happen if you will read the Bible after you pray.  You see, God is not silent, he has been speaking for thousands of years in words you can read, and his Spirit will empower to communicate his truth to you.  If you do not believe this, then you do not believe in its fullness 2 Tim. 3:16-17.  Scripture is God “breathing out” words that will make you adequate for every task you face.  Yes, there may be moments where he uses other means to speak to us, but none of them is more important or supersedes the Scriptures.

Any takers?

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