I have had a relationship with Holy Spirit for many years but it wasn’t until the past two years that I really understood how one-sided the conversation between Him and I really was. I can recall more times in my life where I spent my prayer time talking to or venting to Jesus about my problems than resting in His goodness and listening for a response. How can God speak into our lives and into our circumstances if we don’t stop and open our hearts to listen to what He has to say?
I get asked frequently what it looks like to hear from God or more specifically what God’s voice sounds like. I think for many, we get hung up on the word “hearing” as it most often gets referenced in the audible sense. When we seek Him in the secret place, our entire being (body, soul, and spirit) becomes more and more like Him. We literally begin to take on His values, His morals, His countenance, His grace, His joy, His love and it takes over our lives! The presence of God manifests in beautiful and unique ways to all of His children and this opens the door to see the will of His heart in its rawest form. Maybe some of you have actually been spoken too by God but have limited him to a certain method of reaching you and because you don’t see it manifesting in the way you imagined, you think He does speak to you. The bible says in John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:”. Don’t doubt that He is speaking to you!
The Bible calls us into right relationship with Holy Spirit. Contrary to popular belief, Holy Spirit has a lot to say but it takes a willing and open heart to learn what His voice sounds like before you can see real transformation happen in your life both spiritually and physically. The more that I begin to listen to what He has to say in my spirit, the less I have to complain about because both His character and presence in my life overwhelm my circumstances to the point where I no longer have concern for my situations. That’s called “Freedom”. I am not saying that the journey to this revelation is easy but it is 100% obtainable by faith and perseverance.
When we begin to walk, talk and move as the Father does, the process of hearing Him actually becomes more and more natural. So natural that sometimes we may even find it difficult to distinguish between His voice and our own simply because we get filled with the Father’s desires. Some would say that is blasphemy. My bible says in Ephesians 5:1-2 “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved [a]you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God [b]as a fragrant aroma.”. How is it that I can’t possess the same value system as my Father if I seek after Him with all that I am?
Do you think maybe we have complicated it? Maybe it can be as simple as asking (Matthew 7:7-8). “Lord help me to hear your voice and identify the way you talk to me. Make it evident so that I can walk with You every day in absolute communion and carry out your work here on earth”. Jesus loves His children. It’s in His nature to speak to us and it’s in ours to hear. Just keep seeking Him!