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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Georgia Pro",serif; color:#3A3A3A; mso-font-kerning:1.0pt; mso-ligatures:standardcontextual;} Many believers desire to hear God's voice in a noisy and fast-paced life. We seek the voice of God to receive His guidance, counsel, wisdom, insight, and direction throughout the seasons of life. The good news is that Jesus says that those who belong to Him can hear His voice. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:27) But how do we tune in to the divine frequency and listen to the voice of God amidst other voices in our day-to-day lives? Here are some tried and tested practical steps based on scripture that can help you hear God and inspire and guide you on your spiritual journey. Keys to Hear God’s Voice #1. Stillness and Silence (Find a quiet space) The world is full of distractions, so it’s easy to miss God’s small voice. That’s why finding a quiet and sacred place to hear God’s voice is essential. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46: 10) Choose a quiet place to retreat in your home for prayer, meditation, and calm reflection. It can be as simple as a corner with good lighting, a comfortable chair, and a table. Remember, every believer can hear the voice of God. Believe that you can hear God speak to you, and He will. #2. The Bible (Immerse yourself in scripture) The Bible is God's Word. So, constant scripture reading, and meditation opens your heart and mind to His voice. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you (James 4:8) Also, don’t do it alone; ask the Holy Spirit to teach and guide your understanding and reveal hidden wisdom and insight in the Word. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you (John 14:26) Just like a teacher gives understanding to a student, the Holy Spirit teaches and helps us understand the Word of God. #3. Spontaneity Ensure you pay attention to your emotions and intuition, as God often speaks through sudden thoughts, gut feelings, or strong emotions. Learn to discern these inner promptings and pay attention to any recurring thoughts and impressions. For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12) These can be divine impressions and nudges pointing you in the proper and Godly direction. #4. Journaling Journaling is essential for believers because it can help both our spiritual and personal growth purposes. It allows us to reflect on our spiritual journey, experiences, and relationships. For example, journaling helps us maintain our thought flow as God speaks. Furthermore, journaling is a way to support us stay in faith for longer as God speaks. Then the Lord replied: 'Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it (Habakkuk 2:2) So, always write down your thoughts, prayers, and insights, which can provide a deeper understanding of your faith in God and help track your spiritual growth. #5. Spiritual guidance (Listening to other believers) Listen to the wisdom of other believers because God can use other people to confirm what He has spoken to you. Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established (Proverbs 15:22) Be open to guidance from trusted spiritual mentors, friends, or even strangers who share meaningful words that do not contradict the Bible. #7. Obedience and service to God The more you align your actions with God's Word and Will, the more you become receptive to His voice. In other words, obedience opens your spiritual ears and allows you to experience God's voice consistently. Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him (John 14:13) God is always speaking and longs to connect with you more deeply. There will be times when His voice is loud and clear and other times when it's a still small voice (gentle whisper). The key is to persevere in your quest to seek Him and be receptive to His guidance. Open your heart and experience the joy of receiving His Word. May the scriptures and practices above encourage you to hear God's voice.