Hearing from God (2)
If you’re unwilling to listen to God in one area, you’ll be unable to hear from Him in other areas. People think they can’t hear from God but in reality there are a lot of things they already know He wants them to respond to but they just haven’t done them. The more quickly you do whatever it is the Lord tells you to do, the more quickly He reveals the next step for you to take.
Hearing from God must be developed by practice; especially if you’re a talker! That’s why He says, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ Most of us are full of energy and want to be active doing something, so it can be difficult for us to be still. Don’t just talk to God when you want or need something; spend time with Him; listening! He’ll open up many issues if you’ll just be still before Him. You say, ‘But I don’t think I’ve ever heard God talk to me!’ Could it be that you haven’t learned to listen? When you ask God for something, it’s time to tune your ‘receiver.’ Even if He doesn’t respond at that moment, He will in time. You may be doing something very ordinary when He decides to speak but if you have made listening part of your Christian walk, He’ll speak to you at exactly the right time.
Maybe you’ve wasted years going your own way, doing your own thing. It’s not too late to go in a new direction. If you’re willing to obey God, He’ll begin an exciting conversation which will flow between you and Him every day of your life. What’s stopping you?
‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ Psalm 46:10 NIV