Hearing His Voice and letting your voice be heard!
Psalm 29:3-4...The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of
Glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the Voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Isaiah 1:18a...Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord.
Not every believer in Christ has the same experience in hearing from the
Lord. In general, an individual is so much connected with and depending on
one's senses (hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste) for detection,
transduction and transmission of information, that it is difficult to
understand that God is not limited to our senses to convey messages to His
Although there are many scriptures related to this subject only the most
familiar ones have been used.
Genesis 3:9-19... The Lord called to Adam and said to him, "Where are
There was a dialogue between God and Adam.
Genesis 6:13... And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come
before Me, the the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I
will destroy them with the earth".
In Genesis 37... The Lord spoke to Joseph through various dreams.
In Exodus 3...Moses heard the voice of the Lord coming from the midst of
the burning bush.
In 1 Samuel 3:9-14... while Samuel laid down the Lord called: "Samuel
!...Samuel ! and the Lord spoke further to him.
2 Samuel 2:1... David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I go up to
any of the cities of Judah?" And the Lord said to him, "Go up."
David said, "Where shall I go up? And He said, "To Hebron."
The Lord has spoken and still speaks to His children through an audible
voice, dreams, visions, inner voice and His Word, for instance.
We may not hear His Voice in the same manner as others, but if we need to
hear from Him He will certainly speak to us in one or other way.
In order to hear His Voice we have to walk close to Him. When you are
walking with a friend you normally don't keep 200 feet distance between each
other, it is too uncomfortable to communicate and it does not really look like
you are friends.
Friends stay close together and in general talk while they walk.
We show our committment to Him, by walking in obedience and in agreement to
His Word. We have to be fine tuned in order to communicate with Him and to
hear His Voice.
The Lord speaks through His Word, by His promises and His warnings. We do not
have to sit in a corner waiting for His answer. When we pray, we have faith
that what we ask, we will receive, Luke 11:9 and Mark 11:24.
Thus, we step in the direction of our prayer. When we need to hear from
God, we may ask also for a conformation. Sometimes we know in our heart what
the answer is and when we receive an unexpected phone call or letter from a
friend stating the same thing, that is a conformation. Of course, answers
contradicting the Bible are not of the Lord.
The Bible says in Proverbs 3:6... In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He
shall direct your paths.
We have to act upon our faith, walk forwards and do what you must do or what
you believe is right. He will watch over you and prevent you from hurts. We
should ask and pray, believing that the Lord is with us and walks beside us.
No good friend will allow you to fall down a cliff if he can prevent it!
At one time, my husband and I wanted to buy this house, but it was more
than we could afford. I went down with the Real Estate agent to check it out.
I really liked it and there was lots of room for the children to play.
A few days went by and I felt in my spirit that we should make an offer. So, I
prayed about it and came to a figure ($$) which I then wrote down on a piece
of paper. When my husband came home from work, he said to me: We should make
an offer on that house, don't you think so?
Yes, I replied, how much would you offer? He paused, then he said....so
much$$. I looked at him and grabbed the piece of paper out of my pocket and
gave it to him. He looked at the paper, then at me.....it was the same amount
of $$ as I had written down on this paper.
We presented this offer, which was 1/3 less than the asking price. We got the
house!! Another time we prayed about something and found a scripture to
support our prayer and we obtained the answer by faith on that scripture.
Psalm 119:58...I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful to
me according to Your Word.
In Genesis 18:20-33... The Lord spoke to Abraham concerning Sodom and
Abraham reasoned with the Lord and said, Would You destroy the righteous with
the wicked? Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You
destroy the place and not spare it for fifty righteous that were in it?....
verse 26..So the Lord said:" If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within
the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. Abraham dares even
to ask the Lord for more.....Suppose there were five less than fifty
righteous......The Lord said: If I find thee forty-five, I will not destroy
Abraham went on and on, till ten righteous. The Lord said: I will not destroy
it for the sake of ten. As we all know, there were not even ten righteous, so
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. This story tells us that God is willing to
change His plans. If not, He would have stopped Abraham right at the beginning
and He would have said: No Abraham, I cannot change My plans.
Exodus 32:10- ...(after Israel worshipped the Golden Calf)..Now therefore,
let Me alone,that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them.
verse 11...Then Moses pleaded with the Lord his God...verse 12b...(Moses
continued to the Lord) Turn from Your fierce wrath and relent from this harm
to Your people.
verse 14... So the Lord relented from harm which He said He would do to His
Deuteronomy 9:19-20... For I (Moses) was afraid of the anger and hot
displeasure with which the Lord was angry with you, to destroy you. But the
Lord listened to me (changed His mind) at that time also. And the Lord was
very angry with Aaron and would have destroyed him, so I prayed for Aaron also
at the same time.
Again we see, the Lord changed His mind and did not destroy Israel nor Aaron.
In the book of Jonah we can read how Nineveh was spared.
Jonah 3:2f...One who relents from doing harm.
Jonah 3:10...Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way;
and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them,
and He did not do it.
Amos 6:8b...I abhor the pride of Jacob and hate his palaces. Therefore I
will deliver up the city..
Amos 7:2b...(Amos prayed) O Lord God, forgive, I pray, Oh, that Jacob may
stand. For he is small!verse 3...So the Lord relented concerning this. It
shall not be, said the Lord.
Nineveh and the tribe of Jacob were saved because God did relent.
You read Isaiah 38:1.....In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death.
And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him: Thus
says he Lord, Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live".
Now, look further:
Isaiah 38:2+3...Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to
the Lord and said, "Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked
before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your
sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
vers 5..."Go and tell Hezekiah, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your
father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will
add to your days fifteen years."
By turning his face to the wall Hezekiah closed himself off and saw only
GOD. His fervent prayer and tears made God change things around.
When God changes things around, it is because of His mercy and always in
When it comes to His promises and mercy, the Lord won't budge.
He does NOT change His promises to us, nor nullify them.
His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 110:4.... The Lord has sworn and will not relent.
Numbers 23:19...God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man,
that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and
will He not make it good?
Malachai 3:6..For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not
consumed, O sons of Jacob.
As I mentioned before, we may not hear an audible voice, but He can speak
to us in many different ways. In our sleep or dreams, through others, through
His Word, in your heart. If you are not sure you've heard Him speak, ask for
You don't have to be afraid that you are going to make big mistakes while
making decisions. He is your Heavenly Father and cares for you, as long as we
walk in obedience and not in sin. He cares more about us than our earthly
father. He is a Good God.
If we as His children, are desperate and call upon His Name, together with
Him things can be changed around.
Psalm 81:10... I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it......
Analize this verse, meditate upon it and may you experience the depth of His
the broadness of God's purpose for your life.
The encouragement hidden in these few syllables is multi faceted and just
In this Psalm the Lord literally encourages us to ask with boldness.
Ephesians 3:12...in Whom (Jesus Christ) we have boldness and access with
confidence through our faith in Him.
Hebrews 4:16...Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we
may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
John 15:7...If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you will ask
what you desire, and it SHALL be done for you.
Yes, the Word of the Lord is Powerful, but our words can also be very
powerful if presented in faith, in boldness and in reverence to God.
The infilling of the Holy Spirit is essential in your life to discern His
Voice and His Will.
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written by Trudy Veerman S.S.W., C.P.C.,
Webmaster of "A Christian Counselor"
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written by Trudy Veerman S.S.W., C.P.C.,
Webmaster of "A Christian Counselor"