The first step in hearing God’s voice is to stop entertaining the idea that it’s difficult or impossible to hear God’s voice! It really is easy. A child can do it. I often wonder if that is why Jesus often emphasized becoming like a little child. At any rate, you can do it. Put your mind at rest right now.
Since you’re reading this you already want to hear God, so that part is out of the way. It’s probably no surprise to know that you must want to hear God’s voice before you can.
This is actually one of the beauties of relationship with God – while God is always speaking, only those who desire to hear will be able to hear God speak to them.
Jesus spoke about having “ears to hear”. To me that just means having the desire to hear God’s voice in your heart. It’s the people with that desire that will know God.
So now the “want to” is out of the way. Let’s talk about faith a bit.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (KJV)
You may have a number of beliefs that prevent you from hearing God’s voice. You must believe that you will receive something from God when you seek His presence. Any belief you may have that undermines your faith that you will be rewarded when you seek God must be brought down.
There is no way to list all of them but common beliefs that prevent communication with God are:
- I’m not worthy.
- God doesn’t speak to people today.
- I’m too great a sinner for God to speak to me.
- Even if I heard God’s voice I couldn’t be sure.
- People that claim to hear God’s voice are mental.
- There’s no way to be sure that I’m really hearing God’s voice.
- The devil may speak to me instead of God and I won’t know the difference.
The free course goes into more of those types of beliefs. If you examine any belief that’s standing in your way of hearing God’s voice, you will find something common to all of them. They are all rooted in fear and doubt.
Does this mean you must eliminate all fear and doubt to hear God’s voice? No, but you’ve got to overcome it enough to actually allow yourself to come in to God’s presence.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. (KJV)
When you become truly still you set aside all those fears, doubts and opposing beliefs. You quiet your mind. It is within your mind that all that opposing material exists. Once you become still it’s strangely absent and it becomes obvious why stillness is the key to communicating with God!
When your mind is quiet ask God a question. You may notice a thought that lights you up. Perhaps a whole flood of thoughts – thoughts you’ve never had before, thoughts you didn’t conjure up. They’re inspiring thoughts – thoughts that give you peace.
When you have this experience you will know – and you will know that you’ve heard the still small voice of God with the ears of your heart!
If you’ve made it to this point, I encourage you to read “What Is Faith” to gain some clarity around how your Faith is creating your life!