Hearing the Voice of God (Part 2): Fix Your Receiver

Culled from my upcoming Book, HOW GOD SPEAKS TO YOU

Memory Verse

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Be ye not as the horse, [or] as the mule, [which] have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. – Psalms 32:8-9

Reflection

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.

Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I thank You this day for Your WORD. When you said You will guide me in the way I should go, You definitely mean what You said. You weren’t pulling my legs. Your WORD is YEA and AMEN.

So, Father, I take You at Your WORD henceforth. Help me by the Holy Spirit to fix my heart and believe You to guide me always.

I hereby surrender my plans and intended decisions on (name those issues) to Thee. Please guide me in the way that I should go henceforth.

May all Glory be unto Thee, O LORD.

In Jesus Name I pray

Amen

See you in Part 3

NOTE:

I have just released a new book titled, Bible Approach to Anger Management – God’s Ways to Controlling Your Emotions, Healing Your Hurts and Responding to Offenses. This book will surely be a blessing to youI’ll send you more information about the book on Monday, 24th July 2017. Stay Tuned.

Daniel C. Okpara is the author of numerous best-selling books, including, What Do You Have in Your House?, Parable of the Serpent, Pillars of Excellence in Life and Business, Take it By Force, Prayer Wave, and Many others. He is the founder of Better Life World Outreach Center, a non-denominational ministry dedicated to global evangelism and equipping of God's people to live a better life. He is also the founder of Breakthrough Prayers Foundation www.breakthroughprayers.org), an online portal leading people all over the world to encounter God and change their lives through prayer. He has authored over 50 books on business, prayer, relationship, and investment.

2 Comments
  1. Reply
    Abimbola Grace July 21, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Greetings Sir,

    Thank you for the Blog “Hearing the Voice of God” (Part 2), it is very comforting Blog.
    Question – How does one identify the difference between a Choice that is scripturally right but yet not God’s Choice? Eg relocation choices?

    • Reply
      Daniel C. Okpara July 21, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Beloved, thanks for your humility and comment. I’ll cover all these in these series. Please stay tuned.

      Blessings

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