Jesus said many times, “He who has an ear let him hear.”  According to the Bible, God has been communicating with us since the beginning.  When God seems silent, it’s not that He stopped speaking to us rather it’s us that stopped listening to him.

God is continually acting on our behalf.  He desires to communicate with us.  But unlike the days of old, when the Angel of the Lord would show up unannounced, God chooses to speak though His Spirit that’s now within us.  In the New covenant, the protocols have changed.

I know… some of you would rather see and hear a Theophany (physical manifestation of God).  Like Moses at the burning Bush or Gideon in the winepress, some of us would rather have it the easy way then to hear His still small voice speak softly to us.  I guess it’s a matter of proximity.  Just how close are you to God?

Here’s my take…. This “voice of God” thing is about faith, desire and pursuit.  Those who yearn to hear the voice of God, begin to eliminate all the other voices that contend for their attention. Not an easy task…  They learn the importance of removing self and subjugating it to the Word of God.  And since the only way we can operate in His kingdom is through faith, hearing the voice of God becomes an act of faith on our part. 

I believe we can hear God’s voice everyday if we wanted to.  But in order to do that, there must be a desire that’s validated by a pursuit of His presence.  As Moses had to climb the mountain to arrive at the Burning Bush, we too must embark on an everyday journey of ascent to hear Him clearly. That everyday journey is the development of the “ear that let’s us hear.”

He’s speaking… What are you doing to listen?

3 Comments

  1. Jalina on May 22, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    I know that the only way I am able to hear his voice is by continuing to push towards His presence daily. I push in prayer and reading his Word, when I fail I just do it again. I do not want to loose hearing His voice.



  2. Manny on May 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    We do things sometimes without God in our lives and when we pray we hear his voice and we have to listen to that voice so we can go to the next level.



  3. Bill MacDonald on June 3, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Imagine Abraham not taking the time to get away from his normal world when he was getting ready to offer his son Isaac. He may not have heard God speak clearly in time to stop if he had all the distractions that we have in our lives these days!