Is it truly possible to hear God's voice? Just imagine you could! You are going through your day and suddenly an important issue comes up and you have to make a decision. There are so many pros and cons that you really don't know what to do.
Wouldn't it be great if you could ask the Creator of the Universe what His opinion is? I mean, He knows exactly what is going on in all spheres of your life and probably has the perfect answer for your dilemma. And besides, He is a whole lot smarter than you are!
Well, the Bible clearly states that we are already led by the Spirit of God if we are born again by accepting Jesus as the Lord of our lives and therefore have become sons and daughters of God:
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Romans 8:14)
Being able to fellowship with God Himself, talk to Him and hear His opinion about whatever we are up to is an awesome privilege that is not beyond our reach! It is something Christians should actually take much more advantage of! God desires to talk to us and to communicate with us, but we have to do our part.
Maybe you have not been aware of it, but you have probably heard His voice many times. Here are 3 steps you can follow to learn how to be led by the Holy Spirit:
- The Holy Spirit usually communicates through a still, small voice. He will give you peace when you consider a certain option. It will just seem good to you. This happened to Silas when he didn't go back to Jerusalem with the other brethren. It just seemed good to him to remain in Antioch (Acts 16:34). 6 verses later he is chosen by Paul to go with him on a missionary trip!
- It's always good to get to know a person you want to communicate with. Inform yourself about who the Holy Spirit is and what He does in our lives. Start with John Chapters 14, 15 and 16. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit lives in us, teaches us all things and even tells us about things to come!
- Study the Word of God. God will never ask you to do anything that goes against His Word. If you are well informed about His known will, the Bible, you will be well prepared to discern his unknown and specific will for your life. Proverbs is a good place to start studying His known will.
I'd like to invite you to go for it! If you want to learn how to direct your life according to God's plan by hearing from the Holy Spirit, go to http://www.Self-DirectedLearningForSuccess.com You will get immediate access to my free e-course "7 Steps to Consistently Change Your Life" and my free e-book that will teach you how to develop your God-given talents and how to discover and pursue that passion God has put in your heart.
From Bettina Langerfeldt, who teaches people how to pursue their God-given gifts and talents by designing their own education with self-directed learning.
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