The Bible is filled with examples of ordinary people who heard the voice of a living God. In the book of Genesis, we read that Adam and Eve walked and talked with God in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:8). The Lord startled Moses at a flaming bush in the desert and Paul was thoroughly transformed by the Lord’s voice on the Damascus Road (Acts 9). God loves to reveal Himself to us and He promises to answer if we call on Him. “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jer. 33:3).
God has heard and answered my call many times. When I was 11, He spoke to me about my need for Jesus, and that’s when I first gave my life to Christ. When I was 18, He showed me that I was a hypocrite, causing me to repent and submit to His Lordship. In 1980, the Lord spoke to me about starting a new kind of church that eventually grew into a worldwide movement. God has made Himself known to me countless times over the years.
But sometimes I have found it difficult to hear His voice clearly. There are times I thought I had heard the Lord’s voice only to find that I had not. There are often so many thoughts running through my mind. What is, and is not, the voice of God? Over the next few weeks I invite you to join me as we take a journey together to learn to hear the voice of God more clearly. He is speaking, we simply need to learn how to listen.