There is often much mystery surrounding hearing from God. It’s actually as simple as “having ears” to hear from Him, and even if you don’t have physical ears, you can still hear from God.
Jesus said in Matthew 13:9 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
That’s not the only place you’ll find that in the Bible, but in that example Jesus was telling the parable of the sower, which had a lesson that could be “heard” if they would just listen. That lesson is still very relevant today, and we still need to “have ears to hear” to hear it…or to get it.
Having ears to hear means slowing down and being quiet, to hear His still small voice. – 1 Kings 19:12
Having ears to hear means not running ahead of God. It means to walk with Him, and He will guide you, if you let Him.
“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.” – Isaiah 30:21
My experiences of hearing from God have ranged from the still small voice, to vivid, detailed dreams, and many ways in between. Mostly it’s the still small voice, a thought, or a nudging. Sometimes it’s not until later, after an event or situation, when I’m thinking back over the details, that I’ll realize one or more of the actions I took were clearly directed by God. God does give directions, we just have to be willing to follow.
We have to be willing to listen, to hear, to follow Him.
How are your “hearing ears” for His voice?
What has He been saying to you lately?
Are you following Him?
Can you honestly say…
Graphic is courtesy of The Timothy Report website.