How to Hear the Voice of God

The following post is a follow-up from the sermon, “Supernaturally Life-Giving Words Part 2” (listen at Downtown and Lexington) -

In our culture there are so many voices competing for our attention with countless opinions telling you who you are, how to think, what to feel, and what to do. And if you aren’t familiar with God’s voice, we’re prone to buy into all of them.

As a church family, we want to be a people who desire to hear God’s voice more, to grow in our spiritual gifts, and to build up the body in love. Below are a few questions to help us process how to hear God’s voice more in our lives -

God’s Word to you -

  • Are you daily in God’s Word?

  • Do you strive to test everything you do in accordance with Scripture?

  • Are you constantly aware of God’s Word especially when you hear counterfeit truth from others and in our culture?

  • In processing decisions, are there verses that steer you in one direction or another?

God’s Spirit in you -

  • Are you generally in prayer?

  • Do you pray for others in our church family often?

  • Are you exercising your spiritual gifts and seeking to grow in them?

  • Are you actively striving to obey God in confessing and repenting sin to Him and others?

  • In decision-making, are your feelings against a certain choice because it goes against what’s comfortable for you? Are you asking the Spirit to reveal your true motives?

  • Are you currently walking in a lifestyle of sin that would hinder your prayers?

God’s people with you-

  • Are you generally around church family?

  • Are you inviting and receptive to other believers when they confront, encourage, pray, and/or prophesy to you?

  • Do you have a posture that Gatherings and LifeGroups are a spiritual, supernatural environment for God to show up to use you and others?

  • Are you living in relational harmony with others in our church family?

  • Do you have an expectation that God might put something on your heart to speak to someone in our church?

  • When was the last time you brought a major decision before wise people in our church family who know you well and could speak into it?

Related Sermon Resource - Wisdom and Decision Making