1.Realize you were born for a relationship with God. It’s the primary reason you were created. What’s my purpose? To be in relationship and conversation with God.
Genesis – God creates Adam for relationship with him.
James 4:8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.
2. Check your motive for wanting to hear God’s voice. You cannot fully realize your purpose until getting a heart check at your motive.
Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in His own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.
1 Thessalonians 2:4 But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
3.Readjust your expectations. Don’t just expect to hear from God.
1 Kings 19:11 WIND, EARTHQUAKE, FIRE…then a small still voice.
You might be in a season of wind, then a season of shaking, then a season of burning up, all so that you can hear the still small voice
4.Sharpen your hearing with humility.
Phillipians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.
You’ll hear God’s voice most clearly when you are trying to hear it for someone else!
5.Don’t try to force it. The best way to get new information from God is to be obedient to what He has already told you.
6.God Communicates through many forms, but often uses your mind.
Philippians 4:8 Whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
7.Renew Your Mind
8.Interpret the Written Word with the Living Word. The Holy Spirit teaches all things (John 14:26).
9.Learn God’s character to discern His voice. He will never contradict his word ….
10.Set aside time to intentionally listen.
There’s noise …let’s take time to listen now…drop a comment with what God said to you!