and I hear him.
I can call him God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit – these are all names I use for the One True God who talks to me.
How do I hear him?
When Jesus tells us about being our good Shepherd in the book of John, he gives us the key to hearing him. The Shepherd leads his sheep “and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.” (John 10:27) When we know his voice, we know who is talking to us and we can follow.
We all have voices in our heads….how do I know it’s his voice?
I read and study the Bible regularly. Everything he tells me has to line up with what I read in his Word, or its not his voice. If I hear something that contradicts what I read in the Bible, I know it’s either just my own voice or, even worse, Satan is busy whispering lies into my head again.
I hear God because I’m listening. I hear God because I am genuinely searching for the truth. I’m not looking for scriptures that support my opinions and agenda. I’m studying so I can know God’s opinions and agenda.
I hear him because I know his voice.
Thank you, God, for leading me and speaking to me.