DIVINE LEADING IS YOUR RIGHT
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27
One of the most common questions Christians ask is ‘how can I hear God?’. They think it takes a lot to hear God and except certain standards are met, then we can’t hear Him.
The truth is that this challenge with hearing God and discerning his voice stems out of a lot of preconceived notions based on years of wrong teaching.
When it comes to hearing God, the first and most foundational thought is this, “hearing God is your birthright”
Part of your inheritance in Christ is the capacity to hear and know the voice of your shepherd. You don’t have to pray for it nor beg for it.
The new creation was born with the ability to know God and knowing God includes discerning His voice.
As long as we keep praying to have what we already have, we will never have it. What we need to do is learn how to use what we have.
In John 17:3, Jesus defined Eternal life this way, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
As such when a man receives the life of God into his spirit, he immediately receives capacity to know God. This knowing God includes the ability to discern the voice of God.
Obviously this is a potential ability that the new creation is born with. It doesn’t mean he knows how to use it yet.
Just in the same way a child is born with the innate ability to speak and walk but he has to be nurtured in fellowship and grow to be able to exercise this ability. So it is with the things of the Spirit.
It takes fellowship and growth to activate these innate abilities.
There are two things we can do to activate this innate ability that we have.
First is to devote more time to fellowshipping with the Lord through meditation on the Word. The same voice that wrote the word is the voice that will speak in your heart. The more we study and meditate on it, the more acquainted we are with that voice.
Second is to make a habit of ministering to the Lord in prayers and at other times add fasting. In Acts 13:2, we see how this works, “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,…”
As you minister to the Lord too, the Holy Ghost will speak in your heart bringing clarity and direction. The reason a lot of Christians don’t hear Gods voice is that they are always petitioning Him for something instead of ministering to Him.
Never forget that to be led is your birthright.
Thank You Dear Holy Spirit for I’m born of the Spirit, and I’m fully yielded to Your leading, guidance and control. As i fellowship with God’s Spirit today, i am open to your leading which brings clarity and fulfillment in my life. Your truth and wisdom are the forces of my life, propelling me from glory to glory as I walk in the paths prearranged for me by God. I’m fulfilling His perfect will, and living out my destiny in Him, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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