Throughout the Bible, we read many examples of how God speaks to individuals. It’s hard to imagine that He still speaks to us today in modern times, but He does.
In my experience and from those I’ve heard from, God’s voice doesn’t come audibly every time. In fact, I believe that’s rare. Instead, He speaks to us in various other ways which we focus on in the God Speaks Still retreat theme.
I’ve put together this list of scriptures to help you know when God speaks to you. They go perfectly with the God Speaks Still retreat theme, and you might also like to keep them handy as reference for yourself. You’ll find a link to print them at the end of this post.
God Speaks Scriptures
Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
1 Samuel 12:16 Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Exodus 24:12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.”
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Matthew 7:24-27 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Exodus 4:13-14 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Psalm 37:7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Mark 4:39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Isaiah 32:17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
1 Peter 3:4 But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
6 Ways God Speaks to Us in Present Day
God Speaks through His Word
The Bible is one of the oldest ways God speaks to us. Include Bible reading time daily in order to stay close to Him.
We are the hands and feet of Jesus. God frequently speaks to us through the loving words and actions of others. What a blessing it is to know we can share Him with others through us, too!
Prayer connects us with God and allows us to not only speak to Him but to hear Him as well. Take time when you pray to listen. You’ll be pleased with what you hear!
It’s impossible to look at a beautiful sunrise or sunset and not understand the magnificence of God.
Have you ever had those perfect coincidences that happen and known God orchestrated it all? The book, God Winks, addresses these coincidences. I enjoyed the book and think you would, too.
…through His Voice
I do believe God still speaks audibly even though I haven’t heard His voice externally. He’s just so much bigger than I can imagine, that I have faith He can and will speak that way when He needs to.
What Happens When God Speaks to Us?
Something new is created
When we take time to listen to God, something new blossoms with in us. It’s hard to name it exactly, but it’s all wrapped up in His peace, love, and grace.
Fellowship is formed
Communication is a two-way street. When we talk with God and listen as God speaks with us, our connection grows stronger. (Read 1 John 1)
Peace and belonging reside within us
Long after God speaks, all of the blessings remain within us.
Free Printable Copy of 20 Scriptures to Know God Speaks
Have you heard God speak to you? If so, I’d love to hear about it. Please share in the comments below or by emailing me at julie (at) lovingchristministries.com
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