often wonder if they can hear God's voice, and how to determine
whether it is God's voice or their own.
speaks to us in many ways. Sometimes it is through a voice
that we can hear. Sometimes it is through a peace that flows
over our heart. Sometimes it is through another person. Sometimes
it is through a new insight that suddenly comes into our mind
and seems to solve a problem that has been keeping us confused. "Call
upon me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things..." it
says in the book of Jeremiah. God wants us to call out in faith,
and if we keep ourselves open, we will receive an answer.
will not always be the answer we want, and it may not always
seem at first to solve our problem, but in time we will know
that it was God and that it was the answer we needed to hear.
Don’t be afraid to trust that God does answer us. When
we are open to the presence of God in all the moments and through
all the people of our lives, we will find that we feel God’s
presence, and hear God’s voice. It is always the case that
when we hear God’s voice, our soul grows more deeply in
the love of God. And, the more deeply we love God, the more aware
of God’s voice we become.
Tip to Try:
Take a few moments each day to sit in a quiet
place. Close your eyes and try to feel God's presence around
you. Take some time
to tell God what is on your heart. Speak to God like you would
your most intimate friend. After you have said all you need to
say, sit in stillness again, and let God speak to you. You might
feel a warmth, you might suddenly have a thought that had not
occurred to you before, you might immediately have a fresh understanding
of something that has been confusing you, you might have a clarity
about an action you should take, or you might notice a gentle
and serene peace all around you. Let the presence of God move
around your soul as you sit quietly. When you feel God’s
silence again, you will know that it is time to end your prayer
and thank God for being so present with you.
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