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We begin another great month of March with the theme “HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD” God conversed with Adam in the first garden. He told Noah to build an ark. He spoke to Moses in a burning bush. He promised Abraham a son. Paul heard His voice on the way to Damascus. But does God still speak to us today? If so, how? When? Where? Often when people ask this question, they are talking about an audible voice. And God can do that. He can do anything He wants. “Hearing the voice of God” may mean different things to different people. To some, it may suggest, “I need answers for my life, or this particular crisis.” Another may say, “I've asked God for something, but He never answers me." One thing we shall appreciate, is that God doesn't “speak” the same way to all of us.However, here are some of ways God often uses to communicate with us.

Through His Word: 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all Scripture is “God-breathed.” His Word sometimes gives us a warning, a word of encouragement, or a lesson for life. It's “His-story”–written with love as God's guide for life, “so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” That means God is whispering, and sometimes shouting, all through His Word, giving us instructions and principles for life.

Through Jesus Christ: Comparing us to sheep and He as the Shepherd, Jesus says in John10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” Why? Because the sheep knows who He is. They belong to Him, and they recognize Him by the sound of His voice. And He's the one who will always lovingly lead them on the right path–again and again.

Through Creation: Romans 1:2 through the intricate details and magnificent beauty of that God has made, we can “hear” His voice. How? By observing the ant's strength to store up food all seasonal long, we learn about wisdom and industriousness. By studying the heavens, we understand more of God's greatness. And through planting and growing a garden, we “hear” about miracles of death and rebirth. God designed–and spoke them all into existence.

Through Other Believers: God may use a friend, a teacher, a parent, or a preacher to convey His message of truth to us. Their words may come as a warning, a blessing, or as a prophetic truth about our lives.

Through Circumstances: God is a Holy God, and often uses circumstances to get our attention. But He will usually confirm it in other ways.

Through His Spirit: We are made in the image of God, and when we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior, His Spirit comes to live in us (John 14:17, 1Corinthians 3:16). God's Spirit speaks to us through our conscience, helping to make the right decision.

Through Prayer: God will often speak to us through prayer. We may not know how to pray, but God's Word tells us His spirit makes intercession for us (Romans 8:26-27). Often through a combination of
fasting and prayer, our minds become clearer and our hearts are more sensitive to God. Again, we may not hear God's literal voice, but His Spirit confirms a certain direction or answer for us. Regardless of the way God chooses to reveal Himself or “speak” to us today, remember one truth. He will never contradict His Word, and the message He gives will always bring glory to God. The Bible warns about adding anything to the already written, God-breathed Word of God, or accepting any
other messenger who claims to be superior to Jesus (Revelation 22:18-19, 2 Corinthians 11:4).

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