6 Ways to Know that God is Speaking to You (LISTEN)
God speaks to us all in different ways. Sometimes He speaks by feelings. Sometimes He speaks in the mind, heart and spirit. Sometimes He speaks through dreams and visions. Yet, He speaks to us all using The Word.
Here are 6 ways that you can know if God is speaking to you:
- Does the voice persuade you to do good?
- Does it promote feelings of love?
- Does it enlighten your mind?
- Does it build you or someone else up? (His voice builds and edifies; it never brings doubt, discouragement or fear. It always brings HOPE.)
- Does it bring peace?
- Does it inspire you to be better than you are?
James 3:17-“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
We know that God’s character is that is of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,gentleness, and self-control. (Gal.5:22-23) That is WHO God is. His person IS these things. God is loving and not condemning. So we have to test the spirits and the voices that go on in our mind. We have to judge them by God’s character to see if they line up with Him.
I like the way this article puts the next two sentences. It says it like this, “If you desire to improve, then you are being driven by the voice of God as He molds you into the person He knows you can be. This is how God perfects His children.”
I love how God knows our deepest, most inner feelings. Even when we mess up or have flaws that we don’t want. It is so comforting to know that God loves us and sees our “want to”, and our desire to change. I’m so thankful for a God who sees the heart when we feel like we fail and miss the mark.