Holaaa… it’s me again. Your spiritual tour-guide. How has your weekend been? Remember that God is with you right in the midst of your troubles and everything you go through and He is speaking to you. Are you listening?
You know how you have one best-friend that you tell everything to? Your hurt, pain, your disappointments, your happiness, your victories and you actually listen to that best-friend speak back to you because it’d be weird if you just spoke to them and walked away without listening to their response right? It’s the same with God speaking to us. Yes! God speaks to us through the Holyspirit, how do I know this? ‘ ’.My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.’ (John 10:27-28). As a believer, the Holy Spirit should be that best friend end that you tell everything to, beyond talking to Him, you should be patient enough to listen to Him speak. God wants to speak to you more than you want to speak to Him. He wants to have a relationship with you that is beyond your prayer requests and life troubles. God shouldn’t be your get out of jail card for your troubles rather you should see Him has your Father whom you should long to spend time with because He is a good father.
Mide, so how do I know God speaks to me or even wants to speak with me? Darling, as long as you are born-again, ( you have received the life of Jesus and said the sinners’ prayer ) , God speaks to you. You just haven’t learnt to listen to Him. In my very few years of being with God, I realized that more than God wants me to speak to Him, He wants me to listen. The truth is there isn’t much in what I want to say to God, He already knows what I want to say to Him and He knows how to make them better, so why don’t I just listen to Him speak to me. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.(Hebrews 4:12). God speaks to us primarily through His Word( The Bible) and The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God that is now in you and bears witness in your heart. (If you don’t know about the Holy Spirit, you can read about Him here https://herfortitudo.com/2017/09/03/the-promise-of-the-comforter/) . He also speaks to us through dreams and visions . Sometimes, He sends people to talk to us, when we are not listening. However, I’d be talking about one of the primary ways that He speaks to us. The Holyspirit . For you to hear God speak to you, you have to first believe that He wants to speak to you. You have to engage Him in conversations, you have to involve Him in your life. God wants you to desire a relationship with Him beyond him meeting your needs. Once you believe that God wants to speak with you, then you need to listen more than you speak. The Holy Spirit is gentle, He is very kind. He won’t yell at you or force you to listen to Him. He will wait around till you finally listen to Him. So when you talk to God, you have to develop a patient heart. Wait and listen to Him. Don’t just talk and walk away. Ask him questions, sit at his feet and listen. This is one of my best moments with God. When I’m just listening and having conversations with God. The Holy Spirit has an amazing sense of humor, you’d be suprised. He is also a beautiful listener . I can’t over emphasize how kind He is and how gently He speaks so you actually have to listen to hear Him. One mistake I made learning to hear His voice was thinking and assuming it was my mind speaking to me and not the Holy Spirit. I know a lot of people still make this mistake. The Holy Spirit communicates with you through your heart(mind). He also bears witness in our spirit that we are sons of God . (Romans 8:16). When it’s the Holy Spirit speaking to you, there is a peace and an assurance that you have that is unexplainable.
The same way a child cannot miss it’s mother’s voice is the way God wants you to know his voice, My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.’ (John 10:27-28). However, this comes by the reason of use; constant conversations and listening to God to a point that you are certain what He sounds like when He is speaking to You. I started asking the Holy Spirit from the littlest things just to get familiar with his voice, things like; what shoes should I wear today? Where should I stop to take the bus? Should I take my umbrella? Should I take a sweater with me? When I have an answer in my heart, I do not ignore it. I stayed consistent to those questions till I was confident that I hear God clearly, now I can ask if he wants me to change location, or take a job? And other life shaping decisions . I don’t take any step or make any decisions outside of the Holy Spirit… no matter how big or small the decision might be. And I enjoy long conversations about random things and also super important things with the Holyspirit and I want you to have that too.
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