God always speaks. In the mighty rushing of waters, the buzzling sounds of the busy streets, in situations beyond our control, in the gentle whispers of the wind, through people, and in complete silence.
When God speaks, it becomes a law. He is perfect and will never lead us in the wrong path. The ultimate expression of His heart is found in the Scriptures, the Logos Word who is Jesus Christ Himself. And the magnificent expression of His love is the sacrifice, death, and resurrection of His beloved Son.
When we're in the womb of our mother, we're already aware of the sounds around us. We became familiar with mom's lullabyes, dad's husky, assuring voice, and the other sounds at home. When we were given birth and as we grew up, we are attuned to the voices of our parents, family, caretakers, teachers, classmates, and friends.
Simultaneously, God speaks even if we do not recognize it is Him. To those who listened to His gentle prodding and tugging of the heart, they respond to Him and accept His love and the gift of eternal life, the salvation of our souls through acceptance of His Son Jesus as Lord and Savior and following God henceforth.
We began attending church services and hearing preachings from our pastor and being involved in ministry. However, we can learn to hear God more through the Bible, the bestselling book of all time and the only Book that can transform lives, heal sicknesses, give hope, and save our souls from sin, sickness, death, and hell.
God is the divine author of the Bible and He inspired 40 different writers in a span of thousands of years with harmony, unity and non-contradiction amidst non-collaboration of writers.
God wants us to meditate on His Word daily, declare them in our mouths, and apply in our lives. That is the secret of a successful and even more than that, a spirit-filled and abundant life.
When we are soaking, marinating, digesting His Words day by day, it becomes part of our entire being spirit, soul, and body. Whatever we put inside our eyes, ears, mouth, mind, and heart or our gates, became deposited inside of us. Once the Words of God penetrated our being, it brings life, healing, salvation, and freedom.
As you continue on reading God's Word, you will become familiar with His voice which can help you discern the voices you hear your own, the enemy's, or God Himself. Whatever is aligned according to God's Word, that is the voice of God. On the other hand, whatever contradicts His Word is from the enemy. Whatever is neutral is from our flesh.
As we hear the voice of God through the Scriptures, our minds will be renewed, our lives will be changed and we will become more and more like God in our thoughts, speech, attitudes, behavior, habits, and lifestyle.
No one is perfect. Every human being who lived on earth is prone to commit mistakes and blow it at some point. But, God is always there to pick us up and restore us back to Him if we allow Him to.
There may be times in our life that we may not understand whatever is happening. There is so much pain, troubles, spiritual battles, and adversity that we cannot move on and possibly go on in our lives. Do not lose heart!
Only one Word from God can change your life forever. God is so good to His children. Though we may not be able to see God in our very own eyes, we can see His move in our circumstances. Almost every Bible character has a significant part in God's redemptive plan for mankind. Even in our present day and age, we have our own role to play. Do not ever think that God has left you out. You are always in His heart.
In Exodus 15:26,
And said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases on you, which I have brought on the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals you.
As you read God's Word, it will be helpful to see the passages b>God speaking or if He's speaking through an angel or a person, or Jesus' words or through His mighty acts.
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