Listen To The Voice Of The Spirit

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth [John 16:13, NLT]

Just as any good parent loves talking with their children, your heavenly Father loves talking to you, his child. His desire to communicate with us has led him to share the gift of the Holy Spirit with each of his children. This `Spirit of truth’ now dwells within you and through him you now have access to the heart of God. You can hear God’s voice, discern his will and live with the knowledge of his love.

The Spirit’s voice is perfect, full of love and always truthful. He longs to tell you how God feels about you, and to guide you to the Father’s perfect will and wonderful plans. Allow that truth to sink into your heart for a minute. Your Creator wants to help you with your decisions, relationships, work, finances, problems – with every aspect of your life. He longs to fully know you and be known by you. God speaking to you is less about your ability to hear his voice – it’s more about his desire for you to know him. His voice in your life is just another reflection of his grace, his unmerited favor, towards those who have put their trust in him.

Like any conversation, you will only hear God’s voice when you are listening. But like any good conversation, God longs to hear from you as well. Draw near to him with the assurance that he loves you and wants to speak to you. Let the weight of your conversation rest on God’s shoulders, as you take time to quiet your heart and learn to listen to the voice of the Spirit. If you’ve never done it before…start today!

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