Did you know one of the greatest ways you can show someone you love them is by listening to them? When we actually listen, we communicate to the other person that we value them. It also works the same way in our relationship with God. More often than not, our prayer time is God listening to us (communicating love), rather than us giving Him time to speak. It’s time we communicated love back to God by giving Him time to speak to us each day.
Here are some Bible verses on listening to God.
“If you really knew God, you would listen, receive, and respond with faith to his words. But since you don’t listen and respond to what he says, it proves you don’t belong to him and you have no room for him in your hearts.”
John 8:47 TPT
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
Revelation 3:22 NLT
“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him!’”
Matthew 17:5 NASB2020
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
John 10:27 GNT
“Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.”
Isaiah 55:3 NLT
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2 responses to “Letting God Speak”
Thanks, Chris. I’m not always a good listener—with other people or God. I needed this reminder. Blessings!
The great news is that we can always get a little bit better at it.