I share with you an article written by William Djamen...
Well...It's pretty long ahaha but really worth it....
I pray that it can be a blessing for all of you
How to hear the voice of God?
After several questions in private and on my wall on facebook, I decided to write an article on listening to the voice of God. You can print it to keep it. God speaks however, sometimes in a way, Sometimes in another way, and one does not take care JOB 33:14. Hearing the voice of God will enable you to succeed in your life on all levels, at the only condition you decide to obey and act.
How can one recognize his voice?
God speaks to us in several ways:
-The audible voice (it is rare however).
1 Samuel 3: 4-6
God spoke to Samuel in his audible voice (A voice like that of a man who speaks to us). God spoke to me this way sometimes only, in 9 years of walking in the faith. I remember that comrade in BTS (french class ) to whom I had promised explanations concerning the faith.We had arranged to meet on Skype at 2pm that day and at the time of the appointment I made myself drowsy and I began to sleep deeply .A few minutes Later I heard a big voice in my head calling me "WILLY". I got up in a panic as I thought someone was above me. I went to my roommate's room to see if It was him who had called me but there was no one with me that day in the house.I understood that it was God who had spoken to me.I went back to bed again and that ' Is at that moment that I remembered that I had an appointment on Skype with my comrade. Guess what !!! When I opened my computer she tried to reach me without success on Skype.
God had awakened me so that I would speak to this comrade and give her words that would have a positive impact in her life.
Wowwwww God knew my name and called me "WILLY" .What happiness and honor !!! The Bible says that God knows the number of hair on our head. Why doubt His existence ?
-The inner testimony
As a certainty within us that what we have heard comes from him. A certainty that one can not explain but that one can formulate by: "I know, that I know that I know".
He speaks to us when we read the Bible. Sometimes reading the Bible, a Bible passage in particular can awaken in us something strong as if we had discovered a treasure. It is the Holy Spirit who fixes our gaze upon a verse in particular, to tell us something relevant. Pastor Mamadou Karambiri said that when you open the Bible, you open the mouth of God, when you close it, you close the mouth of God.
-The Gentle Voice of the Holy Spirit
Sometimes we hear a soft voice whispering things in our ears. Sometimes they are words of encouragement, consolation, advice. Once I was working on my computer and I realized that there was one thing I had not done and it produced in me guilt I heard this soft voice say, "Do not feel guilty." This word completely freed me from this guilt that wanted to oppress me. The devil often tortures our soul with accusatory thoughts that overwhelm us and prevent us from moving forward.
God speaks through dreams while you are in your bed resting. He tells you the future, warns you of the dangers that lie ahead, reveals your heart to you in order to change certain things in your character. He speaks to you about the lives of people, their problems so that you rise in prayer in their favor.
My wife and I, for example, have many dreams in which God speaks to us. It was in my dreams that God announced to me that my wedding season was near and that I was going to meet my wife. My wife experiences very special things on this plan. She can dream for 30 minutes and when she wakes up to write down her dreams she writes for 3 hours because as she writes the Holy Spirit gives her the details, the explanations and extensions of what she dreamed of.
In the book of Genesis chapter 37 verse 6-7 Joseph made a dream:
He said to them, "Listen, I pray you, this dream that I had, and we were binding sheaves in the fields." Suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright. Yours have stood around her and prostrated themselves before her. "
We all know that this dream earned him to be thrown into a hole and sold as a slave by his jealous brothers.
God can speak to you through a brother, a male friend, a female friend or even strangers in the street. He can speak to you through a preaching of a Pastor, an evangelist in a church or while you’re watching a video on internet or when you listen to a radio message.
-Through a prophecy
God can speak to you through a prophetic word using a prophet or someone with a prophetic gift while you are in despair and discouragement.This will come to encourage you, comfort you and sometimes when you are in disobedience and rebellion, correct you.
God teaches us and speaks to us through suffering. When you experience difficult and sometimes repetitive situations, God may be explaining to you that there is something you do not understand and that you must understand or change.
God can speak to you with a song of praise or worship.
There are people who have experienced deliverances and healings just by listening to a spiritual song. God speaks to me enormously with music in my spirit. I often hear songs in me and when I carefully consider the words, I realize that there is a message that God wants me to pass on. When I often go through difficult areas in my life and want to worry about them, the Holy Spirit reassures me of His presence by sending me songs in my mind. One of these songs is "For you are there" from the Hillsong group so here is the refrain that God often sends me:
"Even if the oceans are unleashed
I will cross them with You
Father You dominate the storms
I am quiet, for You are there ".
- Through signs and posters in the street
While I was studying in BTS on my arrival in France, I was supposed to find an internship in company. After my research, I was invited by two companies.
The first one, was very small, SOLUTARIAT, an agency that made outsourcing for big companies. The second one, was the French Giant of Multimedia, ARCHOS.
I was faced with a dilemma, because on one side the lady of the first company had adopted me immediately and promised to work with me, on the other side, I was impressed by the technology, the prestige of ARCHOS. After the appointment at ARCHOS which had gone well, I went home by borrowing the bus. However, a strange thing happened. Looking through the window of the bus where I was sitting, I saw a big bus pass with a big advertisement poster saying, "Everything that shines is not gold." I felt within myself, deep inside me a conviction that I hadn’t had to let myself be impressed by the big company. And that the small company was God's choice for me and had a lot to bring me.
So I finally obeyed God and chose the small company, where I learned a lot because my boss had time for me and was listening to me.
God can speak through the beauty of His creation. The trees, the rivers, the mountains, the beauty of the flowers. It takes a lot of faith to say that God does not exist when we observe nature.
-God speaks through circumstances
Sometimes God asks you to cut off a relationship that is a danger to you. You are putting up with God and asking God why. What happens is, that He can create circumstances where the person you have to leave is going to behave very badly towards you and you will see that you are in a bad relationship.
When I was living in Mozambique in 2005, I had met a pretty young lady but God did not want me to go out with her, because she was hiding her game well. She had a Mozambican boyfriend and hid it from me. At this moment of my life, God would create two circumstances to talk to me:
The first circumstance:
I sit with this lady in a cafe and her best friend. Her girlfriend is going to tell her in portuguese why you call him darling while you go out with X?
Since I was a foreigner, she assumed that I was speaking just French and English. What she did not know was that, with my resourceful mind, I had learned the Portuguese language. It was clear then, that I understood what God wanted To tell me, because as a newly converted child of God I had to live a life of sanctification, and this girl, sanctification was the last of her worries.
She had then her boyfriend, she hid that from me, and wanted to play on two pictures: have a foreign boyfriend and a local boyfriend.Wowwwwww
Until then I persisted in believing that this was not true because what I did not mention is that her female friend did not appreciate me much more reason for me to sink even more in my veil Telling me she was just jealous and wanted to ruin my relationship. Ahhhhhhh human beings sometimes we like to cling to things that are not good for us.
The second circumstance:
This girl goes on weekend with her boyfriend, the famous X and after the weekend she sends him a hot message to tell him how happy she was this weekend. However, she made a mistake of recipient by sending me this message intended for X, I skip the details. I ask her to explain ...... Silence.
There I understood that God was right and deep down inside of me I had that voice that said to me: "What else do you want as proof?". I left the relationship that was going to be poisonous to me with pinch to the heart anyway. God speaks sometimes in one way sometimes in another but we do not take care of it.Job 33:14
God speaks through children, because they are very innocent and pure. My daughter has repeatedly warned me of dangers, confirmed me to travel while I doubted. Parents who are difficult with their children and treat them as beings without spiritual abilities are deceiving themselves enormously.
The list is long and could be updated soon. However, we must remember two things that seem very important to me and I chose the end to talk about it.
First thing :
-A child does not learn to recognize the voice of his father.If you spend enough time with God your Father in prayer and the Word, you will discern His voice all the time.You have to be born again to hear the Voice of God.
Jesus walked in the temple, under the porch of Solomon. The Jews
Surrounded him and said: "How long will we leave
The uncertainty? If you are the Messiah, tell us frankly. "Jesus
Answered them, "I have told you and you do not believe. The works that
I do in the name of my Father testify in my favor, but you do not
Believe because you are not among my sheeps,
I told you. My sheeps listen to my voice, I know them and
They follow me. I give them eternal life. They will not perish
And no one will be able to snatch them from my hand. My Father, who
The data, is greater than all and nobody can
To wrest from the hand of my Father. The Father and I are one. "(John
10: 23-30 S21).
VERY IMPORTANT: "My sheeps hear my voice".
It is a privilege of the new creation (born again). God in his thought, considers that, the one who wants to hear his voice must be born again. There must be this filiation between Him and men. People who are not born again will hear Him with great difficulty, unless in a merciful way He wishes to speak to them in a precise and provisional way.
Those who do not believe in Him will not hear Him unless He does them favor or want to do something special in their lives or act with kindness.
Those who follow God sincerely and obey Him will hear His voice regularly.
If you are not born again here is a prayer that you can sincerely do with all your heart and the Holy Spirit will come to dwell in you and you will begin to have a relationship with God. It goes without saying that you will be able to hear Him speak to you.
Prayer of Salvation:
"Heavenly Father, I know that I have disobeyed your laws and that my sins have separated me from you. I am genuinely saddened and now I want to turn away from my past life of sins and turn to you. Please forgive me and help me to get away from sin. I believe that your Son Jesus Christ died for my sins, that He rose from the dead, that He is alive and He hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, and to reign from now on in my heart. Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to help me obey You and do Your will for the rest of my life. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen ".
Be blessed on this day
Maximum of sharings.