Jul
12

Tuning into the Voice of God

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communicationGod, the author of communication, speaks in a million different ways. We, as His people, have to learn to listen to His voice. One of the sweet ways that I have learned to hear God is by tuning in to what I hear “in my Spirit” as I awaken in the mornings.
 

For example, on Saturday, just as I was opening my eyes I heard, “The steps of a good man (or woman) are ordered by the Lord.” Knowing that oftentimes my mind is quiet in my awakening moments and I am able at that moment to hear freely from God’s Spirit, I sensed God was speaking to me. Therefore I pondered that verse from Psalm 37 all that day. As I went about my day, I asked God to order my steps and I was alert to the idea that God had some particular things in mind for me that day. I got a pedicure. I wondered if my steps were destined to cross the technician’s path. I listened for more direction from God as I had conversation with a young girl from Vietnam. As I waited in the line at Wal-Mart and felt frustrated at the clerk for being slow, I remembered that God was ordering my steps and I suddenly was alert to what God might want for that moment.

On Sunday, I awakened to thoughts of a song, “Word of God speak, would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see, Your majesty, Word of God speak.” And I understood that God wanted to meet with me and speak to me through His Word. During the day, I looked for ways that the Word of God was either speaking to me, or ways that the Word could speak to any given situation that I was in.

While this is not rocket-science, I find that we often beg for God to speak to us in thundering clearness – and while He does do that – many times He is speaking through what we might term a “still small voice.”

Since I began to tune in to the idea that my spirit is never asleep and God primarily communicates with me from His Spirit speaking to my spirit (and not only through my mind), I have many times awakened during the night or first thing in the morning to immediately “hear” God speak.

Now of course we are all susceptible to hearing a wrong voice, but as we spend more time with God, more time we spend reading His Word, we learn to more clearly identify the voices which speak to us as to whether they be our flesh, the enemy, or God. One reason God was able to bring that scripture in Psalm 37 to my mind was because many years ago I had memorized that verse.

Today I just wanted to share one little way that I have learned to tune in to what God is saying to me. There are many more. 

I’d love to hear from some of you. Leave a comment about a time when you heard God speak through a still small voice and whether or not you listened to His voice. Let’s learn together!

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Comments

  1. Pamela Hamilton says:

    Thank you so much for the word Mikki. I have been asking God to speak to me and give me direction. And also when I wake I hear a word or song. Sometimes I dont think about it the rest of the day and other times I cant get it out of my thoughts. I praise God for you Daily. Love you

  2. Sherice says:

    What an awesome post. I remember the night I solidified my relationship with the Lord. He spoke to me all night and I listened, anxiously and excitedly pinning for more.

    Now 6 years later, I had forgotten the importance…sometimes our relationship with God becomes a one way street. We talk and talk and talk yet never listen to His answers.

    Invigorating!

  3. Song says:

    Do you remember that little bird I bought you many moons ago? The day I went to pick that out I went with several YAS girls. We wandered around Wal-mart for quite a bit, and finally I decided to ask the Lord. Sure enough, the answer came to me. I walked right to it and got that little bird!

  4. Cathleen says:

    I think the Lord must be using this scripture Proverbs 16:9 β€œA man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. 20:24 β€œMan’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How can then a man understand his way?” to get our attention. A friend of mine posted it a few hours after you did – showed up on the same page in my news feed. So what IS He trying to tell us? …..

  5. Hi Mikki!

    At the beginning of each day I try to maintain a commitment of fellowshipping w/ the Lord. I did not bring that up in an attempt to sound pious or spiritual…I actually have a point πŸ˜‰ I cannot tell you how many times I have opened up my Word first thing in the morning to have it open directly to the passage in Kings pertaining to the “still small voice” that Elijah heard; I can tell you that this has continued for nearly 2 weeks now. Of course, my mind analytically deduced that this must be coincidental; perhaps I had opened to this page a lot in the past and now it falls there consequentially due to usage. Way to go brain…I just love it when you try to negate the voice of my spirit. This morning, in a completely different Bible (no, it wasn’t the same verse), the first two places I stopped to read were in the verse pertaining to the deep calling unto deep (Ps. 42:7), and then the story in Samuel about the anointing of Saul which begins with, “…heed the voice of the words of the Lord.”–1 Sam. 15:1

    Considering your blog entry, the comment left by Cathleen, and the “coincidence” of the nature of the Scriptures I have been reading, it appears to me that God is trying to get our attention—for a corporate word, perhaps? I don’t know, but I do appreciate the way you have provoked me to listen all the more intently for God’s voice :0)

  6. Frances Hamilton says:

    HELLO Mikki, Frances ,I WASHINGUP THE SUPPER Dishes and into my mind the WORDS IHAVE PLANS TO PROSPER AND HEAL .PLEASE CONTINUE IN PRAYER THANKYOU ,GOD BLess Frances.

  7. Theresa says:

    Hi!

    New to your blog, it’s very nice. πŸ™‚ A lot of time God speaks to me through music on the radio. Sometimes I’ll be talking to God while I’m driving and I’ll turn on the radio just as a certain lyric is playing, and it will be a perfect reply to what I was saying. Sometimes God will speak to me through other people who give a wise word during a time of need. Also, God speaks to me through me! I’ll write journal entries and advice in my blog because I have that itchy need to write something down, then a month later I stumble across it and find it to be just the uplifting thing I need to hear, haha.

    I wrote a blog entry a little while ago about why it’s important not to lie, because when we lie, we are being dishonest to our own mind, and it makes us doubt our intuition when we start hearing that “still, small voice.” If we never lie, then its easy to trust our own hearts, because we know that we won’t deceive ourselves. πŸ™‚

  8. Mary T. says:

    Thank you for sharing a right-now word

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