I’ve been thinking about how my hearing from God has changed over the years. When I got radically saved out of much darkness at the age of 28 I heard God speak in my heart so clearly. I could write down what He said word by word. Then as I grew spiritually He began to teach me about listening to the still small voice. I had to learn to get quiet and take time to listen. There were often no clear distinct words but it was more of a sense of what He was communicating. Often, acting upon His direction proved to me whether I had heard right or not. I learned a lot from my mistakes, too.
Then, it seemed there was a long time when God seemed to withdraw further. During that time He showed me that He was guiding me with His eyes. Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Whenever I heard people talking about hearing from God and I’d complain to God that I was not hearing what they seemed to be hearing, He would give me this scripture. He was working on me to make me even more sensitive to His leading.
I had a sweet time of communion with God the other day. I didn’t hear any words but there was so much my heavenly Father communicated to my spirit that it would take at least ten pages to write it all down. I felt filled up and satisfied deep within and I came away knowing and sensing a piece of His heart. God has such a deep longing in His heart for intimacy with His beloved and He longs to share His heart with us.
Lately, there seems to be more of a focus on my life on looking to see what God is saying. Dr. Mark Virkler teaches so well on this subject and it was through his teaching that I realized how a whole new realm of hearing from God opens up when we open our eyes to “see what He will say.”
Habakkuk 2:1 “I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me…”
As I go through my days with my eyes open to the many ways God speaks through nature, colors, symbols, and even high way signs, I am amazed at how much we can so easily miss if we don’t watch for it.
Hearing from God is life to me. So much healing came to my heart through hearing from Him. I put together a book with many journal entries where I recorded what God spoke to me in times of communion with Him. The book is called “So Loved – Embraced by His Love, Healed by His Word”
I will share a journal entry here. This is from page 70
Come To Me
My Precious One, you do well to take time often to come and be with Me. It is the joy of My heart to see My children longing for Me. I am with you. Rest. Trust. Be at peace. I will give you what you need. I will stir you and prompt you. Keep listening to My wisdom.
For those who seek after Me, I will even make their enemies be at peace with them.
My Child, let Me nourish you with My words. Receive My love.
Proverbs 16:7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, He causes their enemies to make peace with them.