There are stories in the Bible that tell us that in ancient times, God spoke audibly to people; however, this practice appears to have drastically decreased over time. This does not mean that God has stopped communicating, but that he uses other ways.
Today we can still hear the voice of God; and in the Bible, we find examples of people who achieved it, from which we can learn and apply.
we outline 3 ways to listen to the voice of God in this article. continue reading to see all.
3 ways to hear God’s voice
To hear the voice of God you must…
Read the Bible
By reading the Bible you will be able to hear the voice of God because:
- Everything that God wants to communicate to humanity is written there.
- He inspired every word that is written.
- There is no other source we can turn to for answers, comfort, or guidance other than God’s Word.
- There God’s plan for humanity is described.
Now, God can speak by other means, but He always does so in accordance with what is written in His Word. If any message contradicts what is already written there, then it is not from God.
get closer to God
There is a story in particular that resembles the situation we live in these times. Samuel was a child who lived in the temple, but God no longer spoke audibly as in other times:
Meanwhile, the boy Samuel served the Lord by helping Eli. Now, in those days messages from the Lord were very rare and visions were rare.
1 Samuel 3:1
Despite this fact, Samuel served in the temple and was very involved in the things of God. This closeness that he developed caused Him to manifest and speak to him audibly.
This story teaches us that we cannot listen to God unless we have a close relationship with Him.
Seek the presence of the Holy Spirit
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own account, but he will tell you what he has heard and will tell you what will happen in the future.
If we want to feel God and be closer to Him, we must seek the presence of the Holy Spirit in every area of our lives.
In addition, the Holy Spirit gives us discernment to know if the impulses and longings of our hearts come from the Lord or if they are simply temporary emotions.