Lessons I Learned

3 Musts to Hearing the Voice of God

Have you ever been praying and all of the sudden, you are prompted in a way you have never experienced before? I think moms, in general, are intuitive; however, we doubt ourselves. We wonder if what we heard was from God or from our own flesh. Here are three things to put into practice to identify God’s voice from all the other voices that are coming at you daily.

1. Turn on the Receiver

When you pray to hear God’s voice, do you pray expecting to hear from Him or do you pray with doubt? The Bible defines faith as the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.” Jesus explains that it takes faith the size of a mustard seed to move mountains. If it takes so little faith to do such an indescribable action, to move mountains, how much faith do you think God is asking from you for Him to speak into your life?

2.Know His Caller ID

The first requirement to recognize and discern God’s voice is to build a relationship with Him. How do you get to know a new friend and come to a place of recognizing them not by their face, but by their voice across a room? Is it by avoiding them or by making it a priority to talk to them daily? Obviously, it is by diligently making it a priority to talk to them. In the same way, to know God’s voice, you need to know His word. You need to make it a priority to meditate on it every day, just as you would make it a priority to meet with your new friend frequently. If you know His word, it will be easier for you to recognize His Caller ID.

3. Have Voicemail Recognition

One thing you should know is we do not serve a God of confusion, but a God of order and clarity. God’s voice is filled with encouragements, abundance of life, grace, and blessings. His voice does not consist of any evil, deceit, or harmful intentions. It is important to know the difference between Satan’s temptations and the way God leads because the most dangerous lie is the one told closest to the truth.  Ask for discernment and wisdom to have voicemail recognition.

Result: High-Frequency Calls

After doing these practical things: turning on the receiver, knowing His caller ID, and having voicemail recognition, hearing the voice of God will become a lifestyle, not just an occasion. James 4:8 states, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” As you can see, if you want to hear the voice of God it is a two-way street between you and Him.

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