Hearing God is not just for the pastor, preacher, prophet or other leader in the Church, it’s a basic right for everyone. For some, it’s a very easy and simple thing, but for those for whom it’s not so easy, learning to hear His voice is still very much a possibility and truly should be the highest priority.
Hearing from Him is so exciting and life changing! I want everyone to experience it! He wants everyone to experience it even more! How can one claim to have a relationship with someone they only talk to, but don’t feel like they hear back from? Relationships don’t work like that.
Hearing from God has dispelled so many lies and myths. It’s wonderful to be able to go straight to The Source on any matter that comes up. I’m learning more and more to do that- go to Him first instead of people. Even well meaning people won’t always get it right, but God will, every single time.
One of the things I remember being taught that God Himself has eliminated and proven false, is that silent prayers are ineffective. I was taught that when you pray, you must give voice to it or it simply isn’t effective. Also, when those “moments of silence” are called for, that too was said to pretty much be a waste of time.
Now, those moments of silence are my favorite moments! I hear God speaking to me so clearly in the stillness of the moment. When I am quiet and waiting attentively to hear from Him, He speaks in so many ways and it’s the sweetest thing. For me, this epitomizes what Psalm 46:10 says, ” Be still and know that I am God.” Besides, in order to have an effective conversation with someone, there absolutely needs to be a moment at least when you just shut up. It’s quite effective in conversation, this idea of shutting up so the other person can speak. 🙂
Also, in prophesying, I sometimes have full blown conversations with my Abba in the silence of my heart. It’s a true heart to Heart, spirit to Spirit talk. It’s the kind of conversation that, if it wasn’t effective, every single prophecy would just be rubbish. I’ll share one story…
I was at my favorite Trader Joes, my order was being rung up by a guy. When I looked at him, I heard the Lord say, “He’s worried.” In my heart, I said, “OK. So, what do you want me to do, tell him? I think he knows already.” Abba simply said, “Yes.” At that point, I laughed (out loud like a fool, mind you) and said in my heart, “Um, Abba, you do know that we don’t do this right? This isn’t very politically correct to get all up in people’s business like this. (As if He cares about being politically correct.) What am I supposed to tell him anyway? How do I approach this?” Abba said nothing, but immediately the song playing in the store switched to Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry Bout a Thang.” Again, I laughed out loud, (I know, I’m a little off) and said in my heart, “You’re so cute Abba!! Ok, I get it. Thank you!”
Then I proceeded to tell them man that I sensed that he was worried and that I think they are playing his song and some other things the Lord began to give me the moment I decided to simply open my mouth with the first thing He told me to say. The guy was astonished and touched. In the end, he asked me, “Are you psychic?” I smiled and said, “No. I hear from God.”