My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is Good! He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is a God who communicates with us. Just like we speak with other people, God speaks to us with words of comfort, words of love and guides us with His eye (Psalm 32:8). Perhaps some people may communicate with us in a jealous or deceptive manner. But God always converses with us in a warm and comforting manner.
The first human being to hear the voice of God and talk with God was Adam. After which God communed with Abraham like a friend. God walked and talked with Enoch. He conversed with Noah many times. He talked many times with Noah. God communicated with David and Daniel. When you earnestly seek to hear His voice, He will speak with you. “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”(Daniel 10:19).
There is no one definite way by which God converses with us. There are different ways by which He chooses to communicate with us. Let us briefly meditate from the Bible on how God communicates with us. God speaks through His Word, “Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you.” (Proverbs 6:21,22).
We verbally communicate with God. But God converses with us through His word. Pray that God should open your eyes, so that you may see wondrous things from His law (Psalm 119:18). Safeguard God’s word and promises in your heart. The Lord decrees, “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.” ( Deuteronomy 6:6). Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will by no means pass away (Mark 13:31).
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-8).
Will you eagerly read His word to hear His voice? As you diligently read His word it will speak to your heart. Will you be a man/woman who delights in His word and meditates on it day and night? (Psalm 1:2). You will be a blessed person!
Secondly, God speaks through His ministers, “Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers. Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:20,21).
God has appointed ministers to speak to us. He has anointed them with His spirit. Whatever they hear from God, they tell us. Go to church, with an expectation to hear from God.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8).
In the Old Testament times, God had anointed prophets and priests to commune with the people. In the New Testament times, God has anointed pastors and evangelists to communicate with us. Prior to preaching God’s word, the pastors sanctify themselves in the Lord. They spend time in prayer with the Lord, receive His word, and preach it. Obey the teachings of your pastor.
And thirdly God speaks through dreams and visions, “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28).
Why does God give us dreams and visions? To communicate with us. God spoke to Joseph about the future through dreams. Not only that he gave him the gift of interpreting the dreams. All of us have dreams but the gift to interpret the dreams is only given to those who walk with God. Before going to sleep pray like this, “God speak to me today through dreams and visions. Reveal the future to me.” And God will reveal. Let us never be careless about the dreams and visions that the Lord gives us. It could be a warning revelation to us from the Lord. Pray that God will give you revelations about the future.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord, you are a God who speaks with your children. Speak to them Lord through your word, through dreams and visions, and through ministers of God. Help them to meditate and follow your Holy Bible always. Keep them safe under the shadow of your wings.