The Main Points:
You may not be hearing God because you’re not truly listening!
You may be ignoring what God’s already told you.
Perhaps because you’re afraid, or, like Jonah, you don’t like what he’s said to do.
Or maybe you think it’s not God talking to you. Perhaps because you don’t think he still speaks (he does: Ephesians 1:17, 1 Corinthians 14:26, Galatians 2:1-2…he gives his people revelations!) or because you don’t understand how he speaks.
You may not be leaving God room to speak.
How you can start to truly listen for God’s voice:
Read Scripture slowly and with an eye to be changed.
Treat prayer like a conversation. Ask questions and listen for answers.
Use a journal to record your prayers and what God is saying and doing.
Be open to what God may be saying.
Test everything against Scripture, because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Do what God says!
Action Step: Having given thanks for God’s past faithfulness, and having confessed and turned from your sin, set aside no less than a 1/2 hour every day to spend reading your Bible, praying, and listening for what God wants to say to you.
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