How does God speak to you?
I’ve mentioned on this blog how I feel the Lord speaks to me. Every once and a while I’ll have someone ask me “how do you know it’s God talking to you?”
That’s a good question.
The first thing, for me specifically, is that I need to be free from as much sin as possible. If I have not gone to confession in a long time, I find I can’t hear the Lord anymore. There’s too much noise from my sin that’s keeping me from hearing God’s voice.
Second, for me, beyond the simple act of faith that the Lord will speak to me, I find that the answers are unexpected… not something I would have come up with or not in a way I would say it.
Often times it is not so much a “voice” as it is simply getting the answer.
There have been times, however, where the communication was a voice that yelled at me. Some times it sounds like a whisper. And, whether it’s quiet or loud, every time the answer is simple. However, the answer also has connections for you that are greater than the answer itself… and you know those connections intuitively.
It’s kinda like when you’re dreaming… you dream events, but you also feel emotions tied to the event and you simply “know” that the person who used to be Elvis is really your Aunt. It’s that same nebulous connection, at least for me, that allows me to discern the answers given to me.
People could read about my conversations with God and say “How do you know that’s what He meant?” Well, because you know.
God’s communication is not limited to my ear drums, but to my mind and my soul and my hopes and my dreams and my worries and my concerns. God answers all of them at once.
So, when God speaks to me, he doesn’t speak to me, he communicates with me… all of me… as long as I am in a state that allows such communication.
That may not answer all the questions, but I hope it explains some of it, at least.
Clear your mind, clear your sins, pray and listen.
God wants to talk to you more than you could ever imagine.
How God speaks to you? Please feel free to share your stories in the comments section. I would love to hear your experiences.