Hearing from God (1)
Jesus told His disciples, ‘The Spirit of truth (the Truth-giving Spirit)…will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth)’ (John 16:13 AMP). Jesus spoke these words to men with whom He’d spent the previous three years. Now you’d think that if Jesus was with us personally for three years, day and night, we’d have learned all there is to know but Jesus said to expect more because He will always have something to say to us about each new situation we are facing.
God wants to speak to you on a one-to-one basis. He wants to lead you step by step into the good things He has in store for you. He cares about the tiniest details of your life. Never hesitate to take what you think are small things to God; after all, everything is small to God! He even keeps track of how many hairs you have on your head (see Matthew 10:30).
He cares about the desires of your heart. He wants to reveal truth to you that will set you free from worry, fear and limitation. His plan to share an intimate relationship with you existed before you were even born. The Psalmist said, ‘All the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape’ (Psalm 139:16 AMP). Paul said that God ‘determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him’ (Acts 17:26-27 NIV). It’s not rocket science but if God plans all of our days and where we’re going to live before we’re even born, then it makes sense for us to learn how to hear from Him.
‘He will be our guide.’ Psalm 48:14 NIV