Hearing the Voice of God (Part 2): Fix Your Receiver
Culled from my upcoming Book, HOW GOD SPEAKS TO YOU
In this scripture, God is saying He will speak to you and guide you. He says He will teach you in the way that you should go.
Think about that scripture for a moment.
Do you think God means what He says there or is He just trying to pull our legs?
2 Timothy 3:16-17 gives us an answer. It says…
All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
So you see, God is not just pulling our legs. He means what He says. You can hold Him by His WORD and believe as you pray and He will surely guide you on what to do about those pressing issues confronting you at the moment.
He is still talking to people today. He wasn’t talking in the Bible days and suddenly stopped talking. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
In that verse above, He says, “I WILL.” That’s talking about what He is doing and will continue to do, not what He has done in the past only and won’t do again.
The Bible paints a picture of a God who is capable of interacting. In the first chapter of the book of Genesis, the words “and God said” are recorded over 7 times. And all through the Old and New Testament, He spoke to people in various ways.
Fix Your Receiver
Someone described the relationship of hearing God’s voice to that of radio and TV stations and transmissions. Most radio and TV stations today transmit 247. That you are not hearing a particular station does not mean that the station is closed. They are certainly transmitting signals. All you have to do to listen to a particular radio or TV station is to turn the receiver on and tune in to the station’s frequency and you’re good to go.
That’s exactly the point. That you are not hearing the voice of God does not mean that He is not speaking. God is constantly transmitting His voice to us, but only few are turned on and tuned in.
Many of us are busy pleading with and begging God in prayer to transmit when the problem is with our receivers. All we need to do is to tune in to the right frequency.
Yes, you just have to learn to tune in to hear Him daily.
The first thing we need to do is to fix our receivers. That is our hearts. We need to start by believing that God is speaking and guiding us. Then we need to learn to create the right atmosphere to hear Him. That certainly takes time. But it’s something you’re going to learn to do because it will change your life forever.
See you in Part 3