I have said that I pray before I write these post. This time I did not get an answer. But, another blogger asked me a question on Twisted Christian Blog (isn't that a great name) & through that God spoke to me.
I watched an interview with a psychic. I think his name was John Edwards, although, I thought that was the guy running for president. Ha, Ha. Anyways, he was talking about the way he hears the voices of the dead & what they sound like. It hit me that what he was saying was how I hear from God.
He said that it is his voice (his mind voice) but that it is louder. This is true, also, to hearing God. In less of course it is audible. (posting:Audible voice of God). When I hear God it is loud & unusual. It is certainly, never, something I would come up with. Of course God speaks to us through many means. The Word, visions, dreams, notions, others, nature, circumstance. We need only to pay attention to what & how He is speaking to us.
Some would argue that it is our imagination taking over. But, usually, I'm minding my own business when He speaks to me. It will come out of no where. I do, though, now that I know His voice, have conversations with Him that can be on going.
God has spoke to me many times about our minds. Putting on the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:9-16
However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"[b]— 10but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.[c] 14The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16"For who has known the mind of the Lord
that he may instruct him?"[d] But we have the mind of Christ.
God inhabits our minds. We have a renewed mind when we find God. If you allow it, just has Corinthians says, your mind will let you know the thoughts of God. Close contact with God is not always a feel good, it is always supernatural. God has told me that there is a part of our brain in direct contact with Him. The above verse speaks to this. Why do we neglect our mind & the closeness it can bring to the Lord.
We have the mind of Christ. He spoke directly to God & heard His replies. We are to do the same. So many look for that "still quiet voice" & know that it can be pretty loud. When He wants you to hear, it is not a whisper. My question to you is, How bad do you want to hear? If the answer is, very much so, than quit doubting that you can hear, quit questioning whether he would want to speak to you & relax. God want communion with you as well. Ask Him to speak up. I told Him I was hard of hearing. That He needed to speak up. Boy, did He. Just ask & listen. Don't try & force it & please, don't think it is not for you. IT IS!!!!