How Can I Hear You, God?
by Janis Cox
“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. And he who loves me the Father will love and I too will love and show myself to him” (John 14:21, NIV). Emphasis is mine.
How can I hear from God? This is a question I have struggled with. I always wanted to know if I really heard God tell me something or was it my own thoughts.
I checked out The Message version of this passage. It says:
“I will love him and make myself plain to him.”
So I take that to mean if I love Jesus, then He will make Himself plain to me. That means I will be able to understand Him. Doesn’t it?
We say to each other, “Speak plainly, so I can understand you.”
So here Jesus is saying, “I will speak plainly to you.”
YES – That’s it. When I spend time with Him, learn His words, and His heart and become part of Him, then I will know what He is thinking.
“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4, NIV).
Isn’t that awesome?
Here is my logic for a Friday morning:
1. In order to hear God I have to get close to Him.
2. In order to know what God is saying I have to have Him living in me. If I love Him He will speak plainly.
3. When He speaks I will hear His voice in my thoughts. My thoughts will tell me what He is saying.
The more I immerse myself in knowing God,
the more confident I am that I hear His thoughts. Click to Tweet.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Am I on the right track? Is that how you understand how to hear from God? Please join in the discussion.
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Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. Jan has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Jan’s Website.