Monday, December 5, 2011

So, Have You Heard From God Lately??

Prayer is a great way to communicate with God.  In the good times and the bad, I pray, you pray, we pray.  Or at least we should pray.  But what about listening to God instead of always being the one doing the talking?  How can we be sure that God is speaking to us?  God speaks to us in many ways.

One obvious way to hear from God is by simply reading His word.  The bible is a believer's guide for every aspect of our life.  That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done.  So there is nothing new under the sun.  Ecclesiastes 1:9-10  To me this means that we can find an answer for every issue in His word and it's a great way to hear from Him.

God also speaks to us through others.  He uses people to carry out His plans so it only makes sense that He would use another person to deliver a message to you.  A person may confirm something that was already on your heart.  That's how I know it's God speaking to me.  They may not even know why they said it or that something they said is from God.

Praising God brings us closer to Him and connects us to Him.  No matter who or what we are, we must praise.
God often speaks to our hearts through the Holy Spirit.  It's often undeniable when He gets our attention via Holy Spirit.  We have a tendency to override the Holy Spirit when God tells us something that we don't necessarily want to hear.  The Holy Spirit is a lot like our conscience.  You know, those conversations that take place in our mind.

Finally, when we are completely still and quiet hear what He has to say to us.

The better you get to know God, the more you hear from Him.  God often speaks to us and we don't hear Him.  Sometimes we even ignore Him.  So, have you heard from God lately?