His story 39: Hearing God

Be still

You speak
In the silence
You speak
In the storm

But when so many voices
Surround me like a mist
I cannot hear you
But I know that you insist

You insist speaking to me
To get my attention above them all
So I insist on listening
To hear your loving call

We can hear God speak to us in many ways.
We may not always be aware of them though.
He speaks to us through nature or through songs.
Through people, circumstances, numbers, and signs.
But He also wants to speak to us directly in a conversation.
We often hear him then in the form of a thought that comes into our mind.
I am not just talking about ideas we have, which often come from him as well.
But we can talk one on one with him by silencing other voices in our minds.
Then we can hear him talk back to us.
This may take practise, like most things in life.
We need to get used to turning all the noises of and listening to his alone.
It is only when I silence my mind, my busy thoughts, fears, worries and desires that I hear God.
It is then that I hear him whisper:

“ Daughter,
you are Mine,
you bring me so much joy,
I am proud of you”.

Just ask him, daily, or several times a day:
“God what are your thoughts towards me? How do you see me? How do you feel about me?”
Let his answer sink in deep. Allow him to say it again and again. Let him whisper your name.
Take time for this, keep listening.
It never gets old when you truly let his words enter your heart.
Just breathe in his love for you.
He so enjoys that!
You can talk with him about anything, yet usually He wants you to know his love before anything else.

God’s voice always leads to peace in the end, and never to fear.
So keep that in mind when you are testing your thoughts, whether they truly came from God or not.
We do have to test them, because other voices may still try to come in and pretend to come from God.
After a while though we know his nature, what his voice sounds like, and discerning it becomes a second nature to us.
Though He may discipline us and point out the things in our lives that we need to change, He is always loving and kind. He is not judgemental but forgiving and enables us to change if we need to.
Yet, having that said, if needed He may give you a fear of him, which is not anxiety but awe of God. So you respect him in the right way.
And this is always for our good, and never to diminish our fun, but rather to increase it for the long run. So we can experience true joy and fulfillment in life.

Recommended resource:

“Can you hear me? Tuning in to the God Who Speaks”
Book by Brad Yersak
(This book changed my life!)

To be continued…

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