Voice of Love, Speak.
God is always speaking and is always on the move. He is always doing something and I think most times we miss it. How can we stop missing it and start listening and looking for Him?
DO YOU KNOW HOW GOD SPEAKS TO YOU?
Do you recognize His Voice? If your answer is no, here are a few tips that I have used in my season to help my soul recognize God's Voice.
1) GET TO KNOW HIM.
Jesus is a gentleman and He loves to just love you. You know your mom's voice from across the room because you grew up with her- and you learned how to recognize her voice. You learned how to pick it up above any and all other voices. The only way you can pick up on Jesus' voice and search for it in the sometimes mundane and boring everyday is to spend time listening to Him. Only then will you know what His Voice sounds like.
2) SPEND TIME WITH HIM.
God will speak to you when you intentionally spend time with Him because you open the doors of your heart to Jesus. You give Him space to cultivate something beautiful inside you. All you have to do is be ready to listen. And by listen I mean be on the lookout for impartation and download from Heaven and be aware for what God is about to do.
God speaks in all different ways. He can "speak" through dreams, and visions, and words, and Scripture. He speaks in so many different ways and it is so crucial for you to become familiar with how He speaks TO YOU.
I think we mistake God's Voice for being loud, and booming, and deep and powerful and authoritative. Which God is all of those things. But His voice is often heard as a gentle whisper.
Here God is talking to Elijah in 1 Kings 19.
11 "Go out and stand before me on top of the mountain," the LORD said to him. Then the LORD passed by and sent a furious wind that split the hills and shattered the rocks - but the LORD was not in the wind. The wind stopped blowing, and then there was an earthquake - but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake, there was a fire - but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was a gentle whisper of a voice. 1 Kings 19:11-12 GNB
God will speak through anything in order to get your attention. He speaks all the time in and throughout every. Single. Day. He will speak through a sunset or a sunrise of that's how He can catch your eye. God's voice is gentle and sometimes very, very quiet but in that place He is looking for how you will respond to Him. In doubt will you say, "Oh, it was just me," or in confidence will you say, "Yes, LORD, I'm listening."?
"But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind." James 1:6 CSB
3) ASK HIM.
The Bible says over and over again, "Ask and you shall receive." Ask and keep asking. Don't give up. Just because you feel abandoned or given up on or forsaken doesn't mean you actually are. God hasn't given up on you so you shouldn't give up on Him. Love goes both ways. It's called a relationship sister.
DO YOU TRUST HIS TONE OF VOICE AND ARE YOU WILLING TO LISTEN TO IT?
The way He speaks to you dictates your reaction to what He says. His tone of voice dictates how you will respond to His call. And the best part about all of this is HE KNOWS. God already knows how you're going to respond so He has your best interest at heart when He talks to you and when He cares for you and WHEN HE LOVES YOU, darling.
You just have to be open minded and create a space in your heart and in your mind for God to do something extravagant. God doesn't usually or ever answer our prayers in the way we ask Him too.
If He answered our prayer every single time we asked Him too in the way we asked Him to do it, we would be a selfish, arrogant, and prideful generation.
Jesus goes above and beyond and the extra mile to make sure that we are satisfied and free and loved to the point where we couldn't be loved anymore. He wants us to not just be free, but to be ABUNDANTLY FREE. He won't lead you and then leave you. (I know I've already said that in a previous post but it's true.) God has never abandoned you or backed away from you saying, "Oh, she's too much." He's always with you every step of the way.