(Part 1) Do you go about your day, your week, even your month and find yourself questioning everything…”Hello Lord? Where are you? I’m praying faithfully but I’m not hearing anything? Are you there?” Take heart sister, we all go through those seasons.
First and foremost, search your heart. If you are convicted of any sin in your life, repent and ask God to forgive you of your sin. He is faithful and will forgive your sin. As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Ps. 103:12 NIV).
Then, being fully restored in your relationship with Jesus, seek Him.
It’s rare for most people to audibly hear God speak to them, but as you spend more time with God you will begin to trust that “still small voice”, knowing it’s a prompting from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, God will use others to speak a word to you. You will recognize it for two reasons, it confirms something you already know and, most importantly, it lines up with scripture. But the most frequent way God speaks to us is through His love letters to us, the Bible. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27 NIV)
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Mat. 7:7 NIV).
God will reveal himself to those who humbly seek Him. You have to remember, His ways are not our ways and we should always seek His perfect will for our lives. Sometimes that means, His answer, or you not hearing means…No. But trust that He has your best interest at heart.
How much time are spending in His Word? You will be amazed as you study the Bible how often God will speak to you through His word. If you desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, spend more time reading the Bible. Sounds simple, doesn’t it! But that’s the beautiful part, loving God and seeking God is simple, but it’s not easy. Be faithful.
– Sandy Minardi