Is it Possible to Hear God?
Updated: Nov 2, 2021
Is it possible to hear God, for Him to communicate words and wisdom to me in the midst of a conversation?
Does God really speak? Can I really hear Him? Do I have the mind of Christ? Yes, according to I Corinthians 2:16 “For Who has ever intimately known the mind of the Lord Yahweh well enough to become his counselor? Christ has, and we possess Christ’s perceptions.” (The Passion Translation)
Do I believe this? What stops me from believing that God is always for me. Romans 8:31 “If God is for us, who can be against us…” My resistance is fear. I want to protect myself, so I don’t bring to God how I really feel. I hide and tell lies or cover-up what is really happening in my life.
When I experience God and truly believe that He is for me, then I can begin to practice hearing His voice. God wants me to see myself the way He sees me.
So, start by telling Jesus how you feel, what you’re really afraid of. I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear…”
God, I’m not sure you can really handle my situation. My blood sugar numbers are skyrocketing and my eating choices are horrible. I’ve been doing it on my own. I don’t know how to really trust you. I’m afraid you can’t fix the situation.
Once you do this, then ask God what He wants you to know about your situation and what does He want you to do? Listen to the still, small voice inside your head. God will tell you what to do. You will know. Act on what you hear.
Cindy, I’m am here! I can handle it. Give me your situation. Be healthy. Eat healthy. Exercise. You know what to do, trust me!
When you tell God the truth about how you feel, this is confession. When you listen to what God has to say and act on it, this is repentance.
God only deals with us in the present tense; not the past, not the future. God is in the now! This was important for me to understand. God wants to deal with me, right now. Not what’s happened in the past. Not what will be in the future.
Jamie Winship calls this is “truth-telling”. Practice “truth-telling” all the time. The hardest part of “truth-telling” is believing that I can hear from God and trusting what I hear; that what I am hearing or sensing is God speaking to me in the moment. When He speaks and tells me what I need to do, I need to act. I need to do what I hear Him saying. Sometimes this is simple. I need to talk to the person I’m struggling with. I need to talk to a close friend or someone in my “community”. Sometimes God tells me to do something that is hard for me. The only way to do this, is to do it. I make mistakes and get it wrong. That’s okay. I remember, God is with me and I continue to tell God my truth.