August 2: Let God Speak to You

By Bassey Ekong

How does God speak to us? Many people ask me. They say, “I want to hear from God. Does He speak in an audible voice? Does He come in the night and whisper to my ear? Will He speak through some animal or write on the wall like He did in the Old Testament?” people don’t realize that God has been speaking to them since they were born, and He is still speaking to them now.

God speaks to people through their thoughts, ideas, and visions they keep having in their minds. People who are unclear about their personality traits, and gifts should ask God to reveal to them the deepest desires He has placed within them. Some people call psychic hotlines to get others to tell them their futures. The sad thing is that some Christians do nearly the equivalent of this when they run from meeting to meeting, asking people to prophesy over them concerning their futures, not understanding that God has given them their visions directly.

A prophet can confirm your talents, but he/she will not give you your vision to go with it. God gives you that directly, and He gives it to you as you listen to Him and follow Him. God says, “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:33). Again, one way to discern whether something is a vision from God is to determine whether you have a real desire to do it or merely a passing interest in it. Note: A prophet can confirm what you were born with and what your potentials are, but he/she will not show you how to use them; it’s only God who gives it to you directly, and with prayer, fasting and dedication on finding your way, He will show you how.

Let’s pray: Father, I am so grateful that You are God who speaks directly to Your people. Thank You for speaking to me through Your Holy Spirit, through Your Word, and through the ideas and dreams You have given me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s reading: Psalm 60-62; Romans 5

May You Hear Him When He Speaks.