His Still Small Voice – Part 1
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As we are all on this journey of RENEWAL, and this week meditating on truly communing and communicating with God, there are some biblical ways to learn to hear the voice of God. First we must understand that the Holy Spirit was sent to earth to indwell those that believe and receive Jesus Christ, to enable us to remain connected and to have 24/7 access to God. God desires and is willing to communicate with us and to hear from us, and lives to make intercession for us. (Hebrews 7:25)
We must know and believe that the God who saved us wants to give us clear and consistent guidance in our lives. If we expect to hear from Him in this way, we must separate ourselves from the noise and distractions around us so we can tune our spiritual ears to hear God’s “still small voice.”
There is one place in scriptures where God is said to speak in a “still small voice,” and it was to Elijah after his dramatic victory over the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:20-40; 19:12). Elijah was told that Jezebel was seeking to kill him. God sent an angel with food and water to strengthen him. Elijah then complained to God and God instructs him to stand on the mountain in His presence. Then the Lord sent a mighty wind, an earthquake, and a fire, but His voice was in none of them. After all that, the Lord spoke to Elijah in the “still small voice”, or a gentle whisper.
The point of God speaking in this manner to Elijah was to show that the Words of God need not always be as dramatic as calling down fire from heaven. Because God is God and He desires to speak actively to His people, He is not confined to one way of communicating with His people.
God speaks in many ways to us
- His Holy Word
- His Holy Spirit
- His People
- His Circumstances (both allowed and caused)
Hearing from God – Things to consider
6. Check your motives – Are you truly open to whatever God has to say and committed to putting His guidance into action and fulfilling His purposes, even when doing so is challenging?
7. Make your goal more than just hearing His voice – Don’t try to hear from God just for the experience, the goal is relationship
8. Remain humble – Be careful to not start thinking you’re special, or that you’re more spiritual than other Christians because you hear from God.