Denny answers:We hear God's voice when we read the Bible, and He speaks to us through the people and things He places in our lives.
In the Bible, we read about people who heard God talking to them out loud—they heard His voice with their own ears! Today, God talks to us through the Bible, which is called God's Word because it is His words written down to be spoken to us. It is like a letter He wrote for each of us so we can understand who God is and what He wants to tell us. We need to spend lots of time reading the Bible and praying to God about our questions and our concerns. We need to thank Him for all that we are grateful for. Then we will begin to feel like God is really talking to us, even though we don't hear him with our ears.
God also speaks to us by giving other people, like pastors and teachers, words He wants us to hear. He also talks to us through the things that happen in our lives. The Bible, people, and circumstances help us understand what God wants us to know, what He wants us to think about, and what He wants us to do.
Go back to:
- "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27).
- "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe" (Hebrews 1:1-2).
- "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard" (Psalm 19:1-3).