Is God speaking to us? Can we hear from God?
Anyone who knows the Bible or has at least heard of its stories will most likely have noticed that God is speaking to the people. Most of you may think that God only speaks to great personalities, such as Jesus or Moses. But this is not true: even Jesus disciples could hear from God as you can see in this paragraph:
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 16:15-17)
The Bible is a book of stories about people who have listened to God’s voice to follow His will. However, not everyone is convinced of the truth of its content, since the stories report things which pretty much nobody is experiencing today. But this is also not surprising, because nowadays almost nobody is willing to follow the will of God. If you really want to find out if the stories of the Bible are true, you can just start to follow God yourself. That way you will definitely find an answer. If you really start to live according to God’s will, you will find yourself in similar situations like the people in the Bible.
Humanity has turned away from God, so that many people can’t hear from God anymore
It is still possible to hear from God today. God has never turned his back on his children. It is the people’s fault that a great part of mankind has turned away from God. They have intentionally taught false doctrines to all believers and turned the teachings of God upside down. Today, hardly anyone knows that God can actually speak to us or at least almost nobody believes in it. And also all of the Christian communities don’t change anything about this. Unfortunately, almost nobody teaches the true doctrine of Jesus, which clearly says that the Father speaks to His children. And not only that, he also teaches that you should listen to God and do his will.
He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. (John 8:47)
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21)
Isn’t it quite obvious that God – our Creator and Father in Heaven – wants to be in touch with us, His own children? Of course He wants to care for us and show us the right path. After all it’s him, who has created us. He wants to protect us from all dangers in this world that we may live in peace and contentment with Him.
Many people hear from God without knowing it
Now, some people may wonder why they cannot hear from God if He speaks to everyone. This can have several reasons: if you didn’t know that God speaks to you, you most likely won’t be able to hear him. On top of that, you have to establish a good relationship with God in order to hear Him clearly.
However, there is certainly no doubt that some of you have already heard God’s voice in their life without knowing that it was God. For example: actually you wanted to fly to Indonesia to spend your vacation. But when you were about to book the flight and the hotel, you had a really bad feeling about doing so without knowing why. In the end, you made up your mind and you didn’t go. A few weeks later, you heard in the news that a huge tsunami has devastated the country exactly when you wanted to go on holiday. But fortunately, you were protected from this tragedy.
This is an example how God can protect you by leading you through your feelings. God only wants the best for His children. Some people simply ignore such feelings because they think that it would be stupid to listen to them. But others, do listen to them and realize at some point that these feelings must have a deeper meaning. This shows that there is a connection between Creator and Creation. You decide yourself how deep this relation goes.
God speaks in different ways
There are many different ways in which God speaks to us. Therefore, it is always of great importance that we listen to the holy spirit. To hear from God doesn’t necessarily mean that you can hear God’s voice loud and clearly, but that you always know what God wants from you. God knows many ways to speak to His children: He can speak aloud to us, inspire our thoughts, guide us through our feelings or even reveal his will through our dreams to us.
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