Aligning Yourself to Hear the Voice of God

How to Hear God's Voice

God wants to be known. He wants to communicate with you, talk with you, to fellowship with you. He wants to share life with you.

He is personal.

He is near.

Some theology is just made to be painfully simple. As deep a study as the voice of the Lord can be, it can also be explained simply yet carry a profound truth.

Before I received the Lord in my life at the age of 16, I understood that there was a God somewhere…up there. I knew that He was supreme but I never thought that He wanted to talk with a 16 year old kid. But He did. I found that out for myself.

Let me assure you, when you feel that no one else wants to give you the time of day, Jesus has “all day”. It’s not like God isn’t busy but He is God, He dwells outside of time. He as all the time in the world for you and then some.

I don’t know how that makes you feel but this is a major honor that is bestowed on every believer.  Think about it, you have a captive, one on one, audience with the Eternal God. We would be thrilled to just spend 1 hour with one of our earthly heroes yet we have the opportunity to be in the presence of the Endless One at any time.

But how do we talk with God? How do we communicate with Him? Even more thought-provoking is how does He communicate with us?

Let’s take a look at this verse.

John 10:27  My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 

The word “voice” in the original greek language is “phone”.  Obviously, Jesus did not have  a phone as we know it but we have taken this greek word “phone” and applied it to a device that enables us to communicate and share our “voice” with others. That’s the point here. So let’s just plug the word “phone” in the verse and have fun with it.

Here is how it would read,

“My sheep hear my “phone”, I know them and they follow me.”

We can also add this.

“My sheep are picking up the phone that is always ringing consistently. They answer. They want to hear my voice. We talk. There’s a conversation we enjoy having. My voice is being heard and I hear theirs. I know them and they know me. As a result, we are joined together. They follow me and I lead them.”

That’s called building a solid friendship. Being deeply connected.

Jesus made the connection possible and paid for the cost for the “phone” plan, it’s called the Cross. There are no additional costs for the minutes, no roll over fees and the contract never expires. It even has FaceTime so you can talk face to face.

He looks forward in talking with you. He anticipates the conversation.  He wants to hear your voice. He wants to be your Friend not just your Savior.

He is the supreme God. He is completely holy and righteous, yet He is personal, perfect in love and fully devoted to your success. He is the ultimate Counselor, Teacher and Miracle Worker. He is both Wisdom and Truth, Friend and Father.

Today, I would urge you to pick up the phone and connect with the Lord. He’s waiting.

Your Turn:  What makes hearing the voice of God difficult for people?

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10 years ago

To think that the God of the universe wants to have a conversation with me. And it’s a two-way conversation. He not only wants to speak, but He wants to hear me speak. I know when I pick up my spiritual phone to give Him a call, I will never receive a busy signal! Looking forward to more on this!

Derrick Koon
10 years ago

How can we make sure that our phone with God is of Verizon Network quality? (Not the other brand 🙂 with dropped calls and weak signals)

Bob Scott
8 years ago

God or rather Yahweh for clarity, is talking to people all the way through the bible. Hello! Read Counceled by God by Virkler. for an explanitation for all the stuff going through YOUR HEAD !You didn’t really think all of the stuff ( voices you hear in your head) was from You did You ? The bible teaches that there are many voices in this world and none without signafication. That goes to signature. The ” voice ” will put it’s signature on what they are saying. The accuser of the brethren, accuses Us. The spirit of suicide tries to… Read more »

Bob Scott
8 years ago
Reply to  Greg Simas

Greg, the devil is under our feet, the only power he has is what we give him. Not to be feared and yet even Yahshua said , get behind Me satan.when Peter was saying something against God’s Word. Rebuking a toung that rose up against Him in judgement. Paul had a messenger to buffet Him. If you don’t believe the angel of light tries to counterfit the Holy Spirit it will be easy to fool you ! When someone aproaches me I ask the Holy Spirit, what’s this about. Some time He says this is an attack. Look up ”… Read more »

deandeguara
7 years ago

To many other things shouting at us makes it hard to hear my “phone” ring!

7 years ago
Reply to  deandeguara

Hi Dean. Oh yeah. A constant battle of mine. I set the ringer to full volume and sometimes I still can’t hear it!

Don
7 years ago

I appreciate your post and find your info sound. Hearing Gods voice is something that I need to work at. I am asking The Lord to renew my faith and give me clarity for His plans for me. Thank you , Donald

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