HEARING GOD’S VOICE
John 10 v1-4 ALL His sheep hear His voice.
Ephesians 1 v 17-18 Pray this out loud regularly.
1 THANKSGIVING, PRAISE AND WORSHIP
- Be thankful in all things, if we complain, why should God show up!
- God inhabits the praises of His people.
Psalm 22 v 3 Psalm 100 v 4
- Praise Him long enough and it will turn to worship and then His tangible presence comes.
(Note: Worship is not singing a song, it is an attitude of the heart, it is a hunger and a thirst for more of God, it is a surrendered heart, it is intimacy.)
Jeremiah 29 v 13.
2 REST AND QUIET TIMES
The enemy will do everything he can to keep you busy and distracted.
Ask God a question such as
What would you like to share with me today?
How do You see me, Lord?
3 BE SPONTANEOUS
If a thought comes to you, or a voice or whisper, or something that looks unusual and catches your attention.
Do not dismiss it as imagination. STOP AND TAKE NOTICE just as Moses took notice of the burning bush in Exodus 19 v 18.
As thoughts and ideas come to you, write them down. I might just get one word or a sentence and as I write more comes, this causes a flow. This is how my poems and books came about.
5 BE LIKE A CHILD, open and expectant.
Ask for a child-like faith.
6 BE OPEN TO HEAR GOD IN DIFFERENT WAYS
- Talks, sermons
- Books, TV, internet, films
- Other people, not necessarily believers.
- Dreams and visions
- Billboards, things written on lorries or vans
Jesus taught through telling stories.
7 MEDITATE ON SCRIPTURE
See yourself in the story.
8 ASK GOD TO PURIFY AND SANCTIFY YOUR IMAGINATION
Believe as you start to receive things.
Do not dismiss small things, my first picture was just light and I nearly dismissed it, but my friend Jewel encouraged me to hold onto it, that it was the beginning, and it was!
9 REPENT OF ALL UNBELIEF
Bind every demonic force and distractions and loose Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of Truth. (Matthew 18 v18.)
REVELATION 4 V 1-4 is a good place to start. Revelation means the unveiling of Jesus. Imagine a door in heaven opening and see what Jesus wants to show you.
Take a look at this poem: The Father’s Embrace