Thursday, December 2, 2010

God speaks to us in various ways...

God speaks to all his children. I firmly believe this. Now, someone may say, "Oh no! You are wrong, Mary, God has never spoken to me." I beg to differ. He most certainly has. And often. I might even go so far as to say daily. Does anyone really believe that God speaks to only a few "special ones" and gives the rest of his people the cold shoulder? So maybe the question here shouldn't be whether God speaks, but rather...

Do we listen?

I think one of the problems is that people expect to "hear" Him with their earthly ears. An audible voice. And this happens at times but is not the most common way He speaks. He is God, after all, and doesn't need to communicate through a human voice, though He can do so if He chooses.

So what are the ways He speaks to us? Here are a few. None as important as the very last way I mention in this post though.

Divine impressions - these are often more clear than audible words because they go beyond the human language. Human language is limited but God's words impressed upon the spirit are not. I think this is a fairly common way that God speaks to us.

While we sleep - I really don't think sleep is only for the resting and healing the physical body. I think God speaks to us while we sleep. As a matter of fact...I've caught Him in the act numerous times. But only because He allowed it. He refreshes our soul as well as our body when we sleep. This only makes sense, right? We are spiritual beings, too. I'm sure that this aspect of our nature isn't neglected while we sleep. God wouldn't waste the perfect opportunity to work in a hidden manner without our interference, would He? Fat chance of that happening. God works nonstop and loves to work without hindrance.

Through intuition and signs - Spirit Daily has a good article about this today. Just click here to read it.

Infused knowledge- When God directly infuses knowledge previously unknown to a person there can be no doubt that He has spoken. Only God has this kind of direct access to a soul. He gives the person a "leg up" so to speak. 

These are just a few of the ways that God speaks. And for each and every human being who may doubt that God is the greatest Word ever spoken:

                                               "IT IS FINISHED"                John 19:30


  1. Great post, Mary. I love the way you ended it. I think many overlook the fact that Jesus is God's Word- He didn't need to say anything else!
    Thanks and God bless!

  2. Karin,
    Amen! At first I was just going to put up the picture alone because the rest seemed unnecessary compared to Jesus :)

  3. God also speaks to us through other people ... often without them even realising it.

    God bless you.

  4. Yes, Victor, He sure does. Every single day :)

  5. I have "heard" his voice in some of the most difficult moments in my life - and I am so thankful for that.

  6. Mary, I hadn't thought about Him working in us while we're asleep. It's probably the only time He can accomplish something without our interference! Sort of like the mother who has to wait until the baby takes a nap to get stuff done. Maybe I should spend more time sleeping???

    I loved the end of your post. So true.

  7. Mary Christine,
    Me too. He has brought me safely through some rough times. Thanks for visiting!

  8. Funny, Barb! God can't resist sleeping humans :)Their vulnerability and fragility touches his heart, don't you think? Plus, as you say, He doesn't have to worry about our interference! Common sense tells us that He's not going to miss an opportunity like that!

  9. My son and I both read this, Mary. Very good food for thought.

  10. Amen Mary. Such a powerful post! Blessings.