Become Familiar With His Voice

Bible Series: 
Hearing God's Voice

Have you ever been in a crowded place such as a shopping mall and heard the sound of someone you love calling out your name? Despite all the noise, music, and multitudes of busy shoppers, you recognised that familiar sound above everything else because it was someone you love.

God seldom speaks to strangers who have no time for Him, and even if He did, they would not recognise His voice. He loves to speak to people who love Him and desire to live their lives in His presence. He draws near to those who, as an act of their will, have drawn near to Him (James 4:8). The more time we spend alone with Him seeking His face through prayer and worship, the easier it becomes to hear and immediately recognise His voice in our hearts. The greater our love for Him, the more finely tuned our ears will become to hear the sound of His voice.

God does speak to His people by His Spirit. The challenge is in learning to hear and then having the determination, faith, and love to simply obey what He is saying. We can all hear the voice of God if we will learn to listen. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Rom. 8:14)

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