drastically changed since then, Jesus our Lord and Saviour came down from Heaven
and lived a perfect life. He was obedient even to death upon the cross and rose
again for our sins so that we could be close with God. Praise Him for that! The
veil was torn so we could have relationship with our Father because of what
Jesus did. We have the opportunity to not only enter into God’s presence, but
also hear from Him directly. How awesome that the Creator of the world cares to
listen and speak to us!
“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these
are sons of God” (Romans 8:14).
My thoughts are…
how can the Spirit lead us if we are not in communication with Him? We all know
that relationships take two-way communication, listening and speaking. God gave
us two ears and one mouth for a reason - which particularly pertains to
marriage but applies to this as well ;) If the Holy Spirit lives inside of you,
He wants to speak to you and lead you. There is no need to block out His voice because
conversation comes up with believers, I get the same question over and over
again… how do I know that what I am
hearing is from God?
these get me thinking, why are we so afraid to hear from God?
My response is simple.
Do you have a good heavenly Father? If you ask for bread, will He give you a
stone? If you ask Him things and you are seeking His face, He will speak;
either through impressions, thoughts, dreams, whispers in your heart or an
audible voice. Jesus is our Good Shepherd. Jesus says in John 10, “I am
the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” Jesus said
that His sheep would listen to His voice and know that it is He.
Not everything you
hear will be of God, I would definitely advise testing what you hear with His
written word and with the priesthood of believers. The enemy is a liar and a
deceiver, seeking to kill and destroy. With practice and guidance of the Holy
Spirit, you will learn what is the voice of God and the temptation of the enemy.
God is not a harsh
God; He won’t punish you if you mess it up hearing from Him. He has grace upon
grace. God wants to have a relationship with you, and religion kills that
relationship. Jesus paid a high price for us to be close to the Father, please
don’t stifle it because of fear or religious traditions.
So next time you
are in quiet time with Jesus, try and take a listen to your Creator! He wants
to lead you, and is trying to get your attention. We are no longer distant like
the Israelites; we are sons and daughters of God!