Hearing From God - Isaiah 55:3

Verse of the Day - Day 131

Hearing From God
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Today's Bible Verse:

Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live ... (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: Hearing From God

In this verse, the Lord invites us to come to him with a listening ear. It says, "Hear, that your soul may live." So, how exactly do we hear from God?

Unless you're Moses, of course, you may find this whole business of hearing from God a bit perplexing.

Yet, there are a few keys to training your ear to hear God's voice. It begins with being quiet. We can't hear if we're talking, especially if God chooses to speak in a still, small voice.

And to hear God's still small voice, we typically have to get alone with him. In his book, Victorious Christian Living, Pastor Alan Redpath stresses the necessity of being alone with God:

If a man would walk with God, if a man would live a holy life, if a man would assume authority and hold it down, because God holds him down, he has to know what it is to pay the price of a closed door - sometimes even his family are on the other side--for no Christian leader is more effective in his leadership than when he is alone with God, on his knees... For the greatest transactions of a man's experience are made, not in a church, but behind closed doors.

My own pastor often says, "If we don't learn to hear God in the quiet place, we won't hear Him in the noise."

To develop your listening-to-God skills, here's another resource that might help: How to Hear God's Voice.

More Bible Verses About Listening to God

Psalm 5:3
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly. (NIV)

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

(ESV)

Psalm 116:1-2
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live. (NIV)

Luke 5:16
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (NIV)

Hebrews 2:1
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.  (NIV)

James 1:19
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (NIV)

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