4 steps to help you clearly hear God’s Voice

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I am so blessed to have Diana from Diana’s Diaries write for me this week. I have known her for over ten years, and she was so willing to help me start back up my blog for this new year! She is truly inspired from the Lord to write and has a message to share! Thanks Diana for joining me this week!

My landline phone has not been working these days and the screen is always blank. So, whenever someone calls me, I must recognize them by their voice. Most of the time, I have memorized the phone number of people I am close with. But if it is someone I barely know, then its just a guessing game.

One of the direct commandment from the Lord in the New Testament is a powerful and simple verse, “And he said unto them, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4:9, KJV

How can we clearly hear His voice, and know it is He who is speaking to us?

Here are 4 important steps to take to be a hearer of God’s voice.

BE INTIMATE:

To be intimate with God we must be in a close relationship with Him. We must accept Him as our personal Savior and invite Him into our hearts. We must break our pride, our own will, and desires and allow God to be the center of our lives.

Paul says , “that I may know HIM”. Paul knew Christ the moment he submitted his life to God, but what Paul means here is that he desired to know a depth, breadth, and height of His love, and the excellency of the knowledge of Christ.

Do we seek a daily communion with God?

Like the deer pants for the water on a hot sunny day, do we thirst for God?

Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV) Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

Luke 11:28,(KJV) But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

BE ATTENTIVE:

It is nearly impossible to hear His voice when we are always with the crowd. A quiet time early in the morning is a fitting example Lord Jesus Himself practiced. Jesus was always surrounded by a large crowd, but HE would move away to an isolated place to have communion with the Father. (Mark 1:35)

Luke 5:16 ,NLT But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

We can heed to God’s voice only by lingering in His presence. Make a routine to spend time by reading God’s Word daily. After reading a passage, meditate on it, and ask the Lord to reveal His truths.

John 10: 27,NIV My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. The sheep recognizes the voice of its Shepherd because it pays close attention.

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BE ANXIOUSLY WAITING:

Do we await to hear from God like a new bride anxiously waiting for a phone call from her love?

But from there you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him. Deuteronomy 4:29, NLT

The story of young Samuel in 1 Samuel 3: 1-10 is one of my favorite passage to read. The boy Samuel was ministering in the temple under Eli and had never heard from God before.

One night as he laid down near the ark of God (pay attention where he spent his night!!), he heard his name being called. Samuel’s immediate response was “HERE I AM”

Eli had spent his entire life in the temple and yet didn’t recognize God’s Word, while young Samuel was a keen listener.

“Speak Lord, for thy daughter is listening”,  may we utter these words daily.

BE DISCERNING:

My father being a missionary is well-known in my community, so many people will strike a conversation with me at various church gatherings. Once, someone pretended to know my father and tried to befriend me when I was a young girl. If I hadn’t been vigilant and confirmed it, I wouldn’t have known the deceit.

Do we confirm with God’s Word whether it is the enemy’s voice that is persuading us to go ahead with a certain decision? We must train our ears to recognize our Heavenly Father’s voice otherwise the accuser will trick us.

Hebrews 5:14(AMP) But solid food is for the [spiritually] mature, whose senses are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and what is evil.

Hebrews 4:12(KJV) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Reflection :

How do you allot quiet time in your busy life?

Why is it important to listen to God’s voice?

What are other ways we can hear His voice?

Meet my friend Diana!

Diana is a wife, and God’s favored mama of triplets. Her blog Diana’s Diaries is an encouraging devotional for every Christian who wants to be deep rooted in the Word and not the World. She desires to leave a legacy for her generations through her writings in the form of a book someday.

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21 Comments

  • Dianne Thornton January 26, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Thank you, Sue, for sharing Diana’s beautiful words today. I pray that your blog thrives as you encourage moms. Blessings! xoxo

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    • Diana January 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      I am so glad you stopped by today , Dianne! There is so power in God’s Word , let us continue to ministry to our fellow moms

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  • Brittany January 26, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I love this. I definitely have to take more time out to hear God’s voice daily. I do devotions in the morning but I always feel like my time is rushed. I am making a resolution today to start doing journaling and meditation for 20 minutes daily to make sure I know, can hear, confirm, and clearly discern God’s voice!

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    • Diana January 26, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Brittany, I said a prayer for you , and may God’s voice ever lead you in the coming days. Thank you so much for your sweet comment.

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  • Sarah Geringer January 26, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Great post, Diana! Good to know you a little better through this. It makes sense that your father is a missionary…now I know where all your Bible knowledge comes from! Blessings to you both, Diana and Sue!

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    • Diana January 26, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Sarah, you are too sweet. I wish I could tell you that I am thorough in God’s Word. Sue and I are so glad you stopped by here today. May the Voice of God continue to guide you.

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  • Rachel Lee January 29, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Really, REALLY good, Diana! I always appreciate gleaning from others, on hearing the voice of God. It’s the voice we most NEED to hear- above all others!
    “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” This is a prayer that I whisper often too. Nothing sweeter than the voice of God! <3

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    • Diana January 29, 2018 at 10:14 am

      We are blessed by your wonderful comment , Rachel 🙂 God’s voice is more real and reassuring that any other voice . Blessings to you , Sister <3 Diana

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  • Melanie Redd January 29, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Wonderful, practical words, Diana, and Sue!
    I look forward to sharing this post with my friends.
    Blessed by both of you~
    Melanie

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    • Diana January 29, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Melanie, we are always blessed by your kindness and love. Thank you for sharing this post as well. Stay blessed always !

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  • Lureta January 29, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Above all the other voices around us we have to purposely want to hear the voice of our Father. As Rachel above said it’s the voice we really NEED to hear! Your post is really inspiring Diana!!

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    • Diana January 29, 2018 at 10:52 am

      I am encouraged by your comment, Lureta 🙂 No other voice, except the voice of God. Amen

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  • Beth January 29, 2018 at 11:01 am

    I’ve just started a study in Ephesians and Paul talks about how he prayed for the Ephesians–that they would know Him better. This fits so perfectly with what you are sharing today, Diana. Thanks for offering such practical and wise biblical counsel to us on this important subject. I’ll be sharing! And thanks to Sue for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us!

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    • Diana January 29, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Beth, I love the Epistle to the Ephesians , and we can know Christ so much better if we would sit at His feet and learn of Him. I am so glad you encouraged us with your comment today Thank you so much for sharing this as well. Blessings

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  • April Boyer January 31, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    This was the perfect thing to read, as our bible study ladies have been gearing up for defeating Satan. We are enabled! We just need to take the gifts God gives us to combat the devil. These tips are great reminders for how we can hear God, and deflect his enemy. Thanks Diane!

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    • Diana January 31, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you, April! When we hear God’s voice, we will know how to face our enemy better. You sure do have a wonderful Bible study group 🙂

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  • Cindy February 2, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Your last point, Be Discerning, seems to sum it up. We need to be aware of deceit and the sound of the Father’s voice. Once we recognize His voice, all others are noticeably different. I love when Jesus said, My sheep hear my voice.
    Thanks for this post…blessings to you, Diana and Sue.

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    • Diana February 8, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you Cindy for your lovely comments. Once we recognize God’s voice , then no other voice can sway us from The Word .
      Blessings

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  • KellyRBaker February 9, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I’ve been meaning to hop over and read this as I’ve seen it everywhere! So many wise points here. So thankful for writers that speak truth. 🙂

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    • Sue February 9, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      Aww! Thanks Kelly for stopping over! Diana is really inspiring in her words, and yes, I am thankful for bloggers who write Gods truth too! It’s so comforting!

      Reply

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