Hearing the Voice of God

God created the world through His spoken word. He still speaks to the world and to the people He created. Take the time to listen for His voice.
The Scriptures tell us there are many avenues God speaks through. He speaks by inner conviction when godly desires, open doors and peace line up together. 1Ti 3:1. He speaks through dreams. Mt 1:20-21, visions, Ac 10:9-18, and His still small voice. I Ki 19:12 He speaks with an audible voice. Ac 9:4-5, through His prophets, Mt 3:1-2, and through the advice and counsel of men and women of God. Pr 12:15. He speaks through calamities and disasters, Mt 28:2; Jer 24:10, through angels, Mt 28:5, circumstances, Ge 39:20-23, thunder and lightning, Re 14:2, and through His creation. Ro 1:20 He speaks through the Holy Spirit, Ac 11:12, 13:2, 16:6-7, through music, Ps 42:8, and through His written word in the Bible. Rev 2:7,17;29; 3:6,13,22.
God spoke with Adam and took walks with him in the cool of the evenings. When Adam and Eve sinned, God spoke to them audibly. Ge 3:8. God speaking to man did not stop with Adam and Eve.
He spoke to Noah and his sons about the construction of the ark. Ge 9:8-18. God spoke with Abraham and appeared to him when he was 99 years old saying He would give him a son through Sarah, who was way past the age of bearing children. Ge 17:1-22. They had a son the next year.
God spoke to Abimelech in a dream. Ge 20:6. He warned Balaam in a dream. Nu 22:12,20. The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream. I Ki 3:5-15.
The Lord appeared to Moses in a burning bush. Ex 3:2-4:21. He spoke to Aaron at the same time. They had been separated for 40 years. Ex. 4:27. “By some secret but powerful movement on Aaron’s mind, or by some voice or angelic ministry, he was now directed to go and meet his brother Moses; and so correctly was the information given to both, that they arrived at the same time on the sacred mountain.” Adam Clark Commentary.
Elisha spoke a prophetic word to the Shunammite woman. Elisha told her she would have a child while she was barren. 2 Ki 4:8-17. She brought forth a son the next year. God still speaks through His prophets to His people.
When King David sinned with Bathsheba God sent Nathan the prophet to speak to him. David heard the Lord speaking through the prophet and repented. Ps 51:1.
God sent a prophet to speak to the children of Israel when they cried out in fear to the Lord because of the Midianites. Jg 6:8. God told them not to fear and that He would deliver them. Then He called out Gideon from among them to carry out His battle plan. Jg 6:12-27.
Elijah was looking for God’s voice in the wind, fire and earthquakes, but God spoke to him through a still small voice. 1Ki 19:12-15. The still small voice is that inner voice that you know because you know because you know.
God speaks to us through men and women of God. God sends other messages through us, and to us. God places His words and thoughts on our minds to share with others.
In a vision, God spoke to a disciple named Ananias to go and lay hands on Saul so he would be healed. Ananias knew who Saul was. Saul was the man who was persecuting the church. Jesus had appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus and he was blinded. God sent Ananias to lay hands on him for healing. Ac 9:1-20.
God often speaks to us while we are in prayer. The angel Gabriel came to Daniel while he was yet in prayer, and brought him a message from God. Da 9:21,22.
God speaks to people through disasters and calamities. On March 3, 2010 the Haitian President announced that there would be 3 days of holiday from work for the purpose of fasting and prayer. The nation that was 200 years before dedicated to Satan was dedicated to God. Isa 29:6; Isa 45:7.
God speaks through signs, though we should not seek signs. I Ki 13:3. The earth opened up and swallowed Korah and his whole family after he rebelled against Moses. Nu 26:10.The death of Eli’s sons in the “flower of their age” was a sign that holiness was a requirement for priests. In Luke 2:12 the Bible says, “ And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” The babe wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger was a sign to those seeking the Messiah. When Jesus returns there will appear the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven as He comes in clouds and great glory. Mt 24:30.
God speaks through the creation of His world. The things that have been made clearly speak of His existence to all people. Look at a child, a blade of grass, the stars; how perfectly they are made. Ro 1:20.
When Jesus came to earth we had the manifested presence of God among us. We now have the Bible with His words to all of earth. God speaks to us through the Word of God more often than any other way. 2 Ti 3:16, Ps 119:11, 105. The Bible is God’s map and course for of instructions and principles of life for His people.
God speaks through Music. David loved to praise the Lord, and even dance before Him. 2 Ch 7:6. Singing your praises to the Lord releases Him to speak to you.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, He says in, John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” The key to hearing the voice of God is spending quiet time with Him, walking in the cool of the evening, reading the Bible, and listening to Him. “Blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear...” Mt 13:16. Set aside time to listen.