Friday 26th June 2020Devotion
Scripture:- Deuteronomy 29:20-29
Topic:- 12 Ways God Speaks To You
Text:- Psalm 62:11
One of the challenges many Christians face is their inability to hear from God. What they do not know is that God has been speaking to them continuously but they’ve refused to listen. Your inability to listen will make you feel like God isn’t speaking to you or you can’t hear Him.
- Pay Attention:
The first step to hearing from God is to actually listen and pay attention. Don’t listen to talk or respond but to pay attention and reach clarity.
God does not like speaking when everywhere is noisy and busy even though He can speak at such moments but you best hear God in quietness. So henceforth, start listening and paying attention.
- Through Dreams:
If you don’t dream, you’re in big trouble because if things are not working well, you won’t know why or what God is saying concerning it.
If you’re dreaming, that’s the first step to being free. God speaks through dreams. He can warn you, instruct you of reveal to you about the future through dreams.
So if you dream, you’re definitely experiencing a part of God’s message to you.
- Through The Bible:
God has spoken to you already and it’s in the Bible. He has instructed you already and told you what would happen in future. He has informed you of His promises and your privileges in Him.
So, you asking Him again is like repetition. You can hear God speak through His word. Anytime you pick your Bible to read, you’re listening to God’s word to you.
- Through Intuition Or Feeling:
You could be in a situation and just feel the need to do something and when you do it, that situation is relieved or you get your testimony from it. That’s God helping you and speaking to you through your intuition and feeling. However, if you feel the need to do something negative, that’s of the devil.
When you feel the need to do something and you have great peace in your mind, that’s God speaking to you and assuring you by giving you His peace concerning it.
- Through Visions:
Sometimes, you can just see some passing images or like a video play passingly. That’s like a vision and God speaks through visions to inform and reveal as well as assure you.
- Through Symbols:
When you’ve prayed about something and go about your day and you see a symbol as regards it, that is God speaking to you.
For example, you are praying to God for a job and the next day, someone comes to inform you that they just got a new job, that’s a sign from God that yours is on the way.
You should rejoice rather than start asking “God when”. God speaks through signs and symbols, it’s left for you to pay attention.
- God Can Speak Through Music:
God speaks through songs. A random song will drop in your spirit and it’ll be exactly the word you need in that time. A confirmation, warning, a prophecy or just God telling you the state of your spirit. God will do anything to catch your attention so you need to stay alert.
- God Can Speak Through Repeated Instances:
When similar things re-occur over a space of time, it might just be God calling your attention to something. An example can be as simple as your eye twitching anytime you are about to get angry. It might just be God saying “it’s not worth it.”
He talks to you every time and very easily. He is not shy around you and He doesn’t keep mute because you are his homie, you are His friend. He’ll talk, he’ll warn you, He’ll correct you, He’ll make you laugh.
- God Speaks Through Circumstances:
God speaks through circumstances. He can use either yours or another person’s circumstance to minister a word of warning, encouragement, correction, love and promise to you.
There is always a deeper purpose when you find yourself in trials especially and in my experience, your trial is almost the direct opposite to what you are birthing in the spiritual. e.g You might be broke now because God wants to teach you something through this pressure that’ll push you into wealth.
- God Speaks Through The Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit should be the central and main foundation every time God speaks, be it when we are reading the word, or through a person or a circumstance.
He acts as our inner witness to reveal and confirm deep things to us. Through discernment (a solid knowing, sensing or conviction), a tug in your heart or a gut feeling, we would recognize the Holy Spirit.
- God Speaks Through Prayer:
Prayer is a pathway into the supernatural and spiritual realm. Once you start to pray and focus on God to lead you, He 12. Through Others:
God can send someone to deliver a message to you. That message is His word to you. It could be a sermon you Pastor preaches.
Something someone tells you or an instruction given to you. God can speak to you through others, so don’t take it for granted.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, I want to You speaking to me more, I want to be hearing You in depth henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.