What Does God’s Voice Sound Like?

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What does God’s voice sound like? A great question. We are taught to seek God, be still and listen for Him. Is it some mystic voice in the clouds? Is it loud? Is it in english? How can I know the voice is from God and not some nefarious source?

I don’t have all of the answers on this subject, but I have been experiencing a lot of “God’s voice” in my life lately. Here is what I DO know.  God loves us and wants to communicate with us in very personal ways. First and foremost He speaks through His Word, the Bible. Second, He speaks through His Holy Spirit. Now this is where it can get a little tricky to understand. Let me give you two examples that happened to me yesterday and today:

  1. Yesterday afternoon (around 2pm) I was working at my desk, typing something and God put on my mind a person to pray for. So I stopped typing and prayed at that point – didn’t know what I was praying for, just knew who I was praying for. Then I sent that person a text to let them know that I was praying for them. Here is where it gets pretty exciting!  That person texts me back last night and says “How you knew I had a meltdown at 2pm is a God thing! … I was feeling really angry and defeated, now I can focus on what is good and true… We are so loved why do we let any of this really get to us? Our focus has to stay strong, it’s a broken world but we have been given the hope to really survive it…” NOW, how cool is that?!? God loved my friend enough to prompt me to pray at the exact time that was needed most. Now my friend is reminded of God’s personal love. And I am reminded that I can be used by God in ways that I am not even fully aware of.
  2. This morning I took a morning walk with God (something that I just started doing) and I was asking Him to use me and to prevent me from speaking when I shouldn’t, to make my words His, etc. Then, at work (again), someone came into the office to do some service on equipment. God just opened up some very deep spiritual conversations with him. They were exciting conversations about God’s love and judgement, about exercising spiritual muscles, and even about atheism – he has a friend that really needs to hear this Sunday’s message “Is God a Monster?” We spoke for about an hour. The conversation flowed smoothly & I didn’t panic that I wouldn’t be able to answer his questions. God gave me peace to let Him speak through me. NOW, here is where it gets exciting…I got an email from a faithful lady at church when I got back to my computer telling me …you have really been on my mind and heart today.  I don’t know why, but I felt you needed a prayer so I wanted you to know that I am praying for you, my friend. Hope your day and week are beautiful and that you have peace and love from unexpected places! Search for the Lord,and his strength. Always seek his presence. Ps 105:4″  How cool is that?!? I know that God had my friend pray for me exactly at the time when I was having an unplanned spiritual discussion. 

 

I trust this “voice” from God. I know that He sees me, He hears me, He loves me, He wants what is best for me and He wants to use me in unusual and exciting ways. God is real! He is quite active, it’s just so fun to be in a space where I am looking for His movement around me and through me.

How have you heard God’s voice lately? Let me know, these are discussions that need to be a part of our everyday conversations, for God’s ultimate glory and good!