One of the questions that teens do ask is that how can I hear from God or how will I know that God is speaking to me? Now we will see that through the word of God and how basically you can hear from God.
1. YOU CAN HEAR FROM GOD THROUGH HIS WORD
One of the basic means to hear from God is through His Word. Studying His Word is the easiest way to hear from God. When you spend time meditating upon His Word, God will begin to reveal His mind to you. That’s why the scriptures says to attend to the word.
Proverbs 4:20 My son, ATTEND TO MY WORDS; INCLINE THINE EAR UNTO MY SAYINGS.
So you see, it says attend to My words… This tells the word of God needs your attention, when you give your attention to it and then you incline your ears to it sayings. Actually that word my sayings means you’re hearing from Him. To incline your ears to its sayings means as you give your attention to the word of God His sayings will come forth to you. How do you incline your ears to God’s word, very quickly you do that by listening to the word of God and also opening your heart to the word of God. Faith comes by hearing.
Romans 10:17 So then FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, and HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD.
You see, this tells you hear by the word of God. When you incline your ears to the word of God faith will arise in you to hear from God. When you study the word it gives you the utterances of the Father, what the Father is saying to you. So as you sit to eat the word today you’ll hear from God.
2. YOU CAN HEAR FROM GOD BY FELLOWSHIPING WITH GOD.
To ask you a question, how do you know your mum’s voice when she calls even when you didn’t see her? It’s not because she is your mother. It is because you have been with her for some time and as a matter of fact you are living with her. So it is with hearing from God. When you spend time to fellowship with God you will hear from God. Have you been confused about your mum’s voice? It is because you have spend time with your mother. When you spend time with God you’ll see that hearing from God becomes easy and you won’t doubt His voice for once. David said this…
Psalms 27:4 ONE THING HAVE I DESIRED OF THE LORD, that will I seek after; THAT I MAY DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Psalms 84:10 FOR A DAY IN THY COURTS IS BETTER THAN A THOUSAND. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
You see the desire of David there? No wonder he wrote many Psalms, they were a product of His fellowship with God.
3. YOU CAN HEAR FROM GOD THROUGH PRAYERS .
This aspect I love it so much, you can’t take away the place of prayers and the word from from a believer, for that’s the tool to hearing from God and to have fellowship with Him. These two aspects are major ways a believer can be effective in hearing from God. As a teenager you need to learn to stay in prayers and the word it will help you alot and also to hear from God. Kenneth Hagin taught me something about prayers that don’t put prayers first before the word but put the word first. This have found out to be true. When am lost and I don’t know what to pray for, I just pick up the word and study it then prayers begin to come into my spirit and when I give my attention to it then my heart becomes open to the Lord and this enables me to stay more in prayers and before long I will hear the Lord speak to my heart. Cornelius was in prayer and the Lord sent a voice him.
Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an ANGEL OF GOD COMING IN TO HIM, AND SAYING UNTO HIM, CORNELIUS.
10:31 And said, Cornelius, THY PRAYER IS HEARD, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.
You can hear God today as you stay with Him in the place of the word, in prayers and in fellowship with Him. God speaks to you daily.