Prayer Beginnings – Learning to Hear God’s Voice


What does He even sound like?

“Our failure to hear His voice when we want to is due to the fact that we do not in general want to hear it, that we want it only when we think we need it.” – Dallas Willard

What do you do with moments of silence? Do you embrace them? Do you feel awkward? Do you automatically fill them with noise? Or do you seek to hear from God in these moments? Learning to hear from God is about getting to know God and His voice. You cannot get to know His voice if you consistently flee from the moments in which you ought to be hearing it.

“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

Guidelines for Hearing God’s Voice:

  1. Our goal must be to not just hear the voice of God, but to be in a loving relationship with Him. Only then can we really understand what we hear.
  2. God does not often compete with the noise in your life. If you want to hear, ditch the distractions.
  3. What we know about His character that is revealed in scripture cannot be contradicted by what we think we hear.
  4. When God speaks to us, it does not prove that we are right in what we think we hear. Humility is involved.