How can I know when God is speaking to me? - Communication - TouchPoints

How can I know when God is speaking to me?

John 10:27“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

John 14:21“Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”

The best way to be certain of God’s voice is to know God. If you don’t know God, how can you recognize his voice?

Mark 1:35Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.

Psalm 46:10Be still, and know that I am God!

Prayer is talking to God and building a relationship with him. Good conversation also includes listening—allowing God to speak to you. Only when you hear God can he make his wisdom and resources available to you. When you pray, take time to listen to him. You will learn to recognize the distinction between your own ideas and the prompting of an idea from him.

Hebrews 4:12For 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.

Jeremiah 15:16“When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.”

Just as a piano is tuned against a standard tuning fork, so you become in tune with God only when you compare yourself against the standards for living found in the Bible. As God communicates to you through the Bible, you will begin to “hear,” or discern just what he wants from you. As your “spiritual hearing” is enhanced, you will become a good listener and will be able to hear clearly when God calls you to a certain task. Would God say you are a good listener?

1 Corinthians 2:16“Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

When you become a Christian, the Holy Spirit helps you understand the mind of Christ. He gives you guidance, wisdom, and discernment that is not available to those who don’t love the Lord.