I received a great question from one of my readers:
Ron, how do you learn to be a good listener?
(He actually said this in reference to marriage, but I understand he wanted to learn to listen and hear better from God.)
Here was my reply of how to better hear from God. It may not be the answer he needed, but perhaps it is the one you need.
- Recognize who God is and who you are. (Ecclesiastes 5:2) We should ultimately listen more than we talk.
- Give yourself time to listen. (Psalm 46:10) It is hard to really listen to someone when you are rushing through the conversation.
- Learn His voice over time. (John 10:14) I do not need Cheryl (my wife) to introduce herself when she calls. I know her voice well.
- Practice, practice, practice. (Exodus 16) I like the principle of the daily manna God gave to the Israelites. This should be our principle of meeting with God. We should do interact with Him on a daily basis.
Are you trying to hear from God these days? How do you know His voice?