Genesis 1:1-3 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said…” NASU
If I counted correctly nine (9) times in Genesis 1 we find “Then God said…” Nine times he spoke something into existence and almost that many times the Bible tells us that “God saw…” In these two descriptions, we have a clear revelation that God is ALIVE, SEES, and SPEAKS. Even in the New Testament we find the words of Jesus in John 10:27 where He declared that His sheep ‘HEAR’ His voice. Yet, many today look at you as if you fell out of a well if you say, “God told me” or “God said to me.” Can I ask one simple question, “When did God stop speaking?”
Jesus told the disciples that the Holy Spirit, the Comforter would come and He would teach them all that Jesus had said. I don’t know how He was to teach but one of the most used methods of teaching is SPEAKING and I do believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to people today. I am not telling you that I hear audible voices but I hear God clearly in my heart and know that I am hearing God and not just me or something or someone else. I have learned the voice of Jesus and the voice of the Spirit of God. Any voice that contradicts Scripture is immediately rejected but when God speaks and I know it is God, I LISTEN!
Who would you rather teach you what is in the book, the author or a commentator about what the author meant? Who would you rather instruct, you in life the one who sees the end from the beginning or man who sees the beginning from the end? Who would you rather guide your life, the one who created all things or someone who has limited experience as do all humans? If God is the creator of all things, and Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent why do we relegate Him to speaking only through the Bible or Preachers? I do not suggest and would reject any notion that God would say anything contradictory to the written Word of God. But, as Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice and follow Me.”
I desire fellowship with God and when I have fellowship with any human being there is some talking that takes place, so why would it be different with God? In my prayer time I talk and I listen. Sometimes I hear that still small voice in my deep inner man and sometimes I hear a much bolder voice in my heart but I HEAR GOD! You HEAR GOD and probably much more than you think you do. I content that God is “always speaking” but we are not “always listening” so we need to learn to listen more and we need to expect to hear more.
As you go through this day go through it expecting to hear God speak to you in guidance, counseling, and comfort. He wants to communicate with you and will guide you through the maze of life. Blessings as you go through your day!