Can you hear me now?
In the early 2000's, Verizon Wireless produce a popular commercial of a man talking on his phone trying to get good reception. Everywhere he would go he would ask the question “can you hear me now?” Have you ever struggled to get good reception from God? God is speaking to us and has been speaking since the beginning of time. There are no tricks to hearing God's voice. God can speak to us in many different ways. God is everywhere, he is infinite. While he is speaking to someone in Zimbabwe, he is speaking to you in your kitchen. When he speaks it will always be in line with the Word of God. Romans 10:17 let's us know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. As we read God's word, we will come face to face to the truth of God and the error of our ways. It is our flesh that gets in the way when God is trying to speak to us. If we ignore God's voice, we will become less effective. God wants to reveal himself to you. God wants to fellowship with you. Listening to God is so vital in establishing our faith in him. James 4:8 says "Let us know that if we draw nigh to God, he will draw nigh to us". As we become closer to God, we are able to comprehend his truth and spread the good news of his love to others. The closer you get to God, the more you will be like him, and effective in sharing the good news to others. God is ready to speak and share all the great things he has in store for you, are you ready to listen?
Task: challenge yourself to get up early in the morning, pray and listen to God's voice. Have a journal to write down what he is saying to you.