Do you want to hear God speak? Do you want to change your ways and know that you know you are saved and doing things the way God wants them done? I have an answer! It may not be the answer you are looking for, but it is the answer that I heard a long time ago that I have never forgotten. The answer is this, “Shut up, stop talking and listen”. That seems short enough and to the point. How can we hear God speaking to us if we are always the one doing the talking?
That was presented to me in exactly that way and when I stopped talking it was amazing what I heard. God is not going to force himself upon you in any way. He will continue speaking to you whether you are listening or not. It is only when we stop talking that we can hear his voice. We spend our prayer time saying, God speak to me. God I want to hear your voice. God I need to know if I am doing things right. We just keep on keeping on and never stop long enough to get our answer. I know what I am saying because that was me.
When I finally kept, my mouth shut and just waited upon God, I heard things that made me the person I am today. I heard that God wanted me to be in the ministry. I heard that God wanted me to lay hands on the sick. I heard that God wanted me to prophesy. I heard hundreds of things and they all pertained to how I can follow God and know that I know I would be in heaven with him one day. It was like he gave me a road map for my life if I would listen to him and then follow the directions. I know, I am a man and we never follow directions, but this is totally different. The directions given by God were going to be ones that would lead to eternal life and not to destruction.
My heart hurts when I see those who have chosen for whatever reason to go their own way saying that they don’t need God or that he doesn’t even exist. I know those who have chosen to walk away from him because they think they can do it on their own. My heart aches because I know that one day Christ is going to return and for those who rejected him, it will be too late.
You want to hear from God, then LISTEN! I am certain that you too will hear the same things because God is all about Love and he loves us like nothing else. Listen and you will know that he is God and that you are not losing your mind. Listen and you will hear what it is he wants you to do. Others can only guess, God will tell you straight away and you will know.
You want to hear God speak? LISTEN.