In this post, we will be looking at some uplifting bible verses about hearing God’s voice, how to discern God’s voice, how do I recognize God’s voice, how to know if it’s God’s voice.
To hear God’s voice, you must first believe that God wants to speak to you. For this to happen, you must first have a relationship with God, come to His presence with a clean and pure heart. Everything in God’s kingdom operates by Faith. If one does not believe that he can hear God’s voice, then he won’t. Here is what the Bible has to say about faith:
Acts 26:18 says that we are sanctified by faith.
Ephesians 2:8 says that we are saved through faith.
Romans 5:1 says we are justified by faith.
It is not good to disobey God’s voice
Jonah 1:2 – God spoke to Jonah to go to Ninevah and preach the gospel, but instead Jonah disobeyed and tried to flee in a ship. As a result of his disobedience, he ended up in the belly of a whale for 3 days and 3 nights. When the whale spit him out, he immediately obeyed God’s voice by going to Ninevah as instructed.
The moral of Jonah’s story is that it is not good to disobey or ignore God’s voice. When you do, there will be consequences. God also may speak to us through other people.
God speaking to man
There are many people God spoke to in the Bible directly, through dreams, open vision or in some cases God sends His angels to appear before the person. In this generation, the issue is not so much about God speaking to us, rather it is about whether we can listen and hear him speak to us. Here are just a few examples of God speaking to man, not just prophets but also the unsaved.
- Genesis 2:16 – God spoke to Adam here and many times hereafter.
- Genesis 6:12 – God spoke to Noah about His plan and commanded him to build an Ark.
- Genesis 17:1 – God spoke to Abram (Abraham), the father of many nations.
- Genesis 20:3-7 – God spoke to Abimelech in a dream warning him to not touch Abraham’s wife “…now therefore return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet”.
- Exodus 3:4, Leviticus, Numbers and Dueteronomy – In these books, God appeared and spoke to Moses in different times.
- Acts 9:3-6; here Saul who later became Paul had an encounter with Jesus. “…Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
What was common among these men is they all had a relationship with God and where obedient.
Bible Verses About Hearing God’s Voice
Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, This is the way you should go, whether to the right or to the left.
To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
Again he appoints a certain day, Today, saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.
And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!
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.
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, Today, if you hear his voice.
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.
And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen.
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
As it is said, Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
And he said to them, Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God.
The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory.
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Prayer to hear God’s voice
Dear Lord, I thank you for this opportunity you have given me to come to your presence. I pray that I may hear your audible voice speaking inside me in my spirit. I want to come to the place where my whole life is directed by the inner voice of your spirit. Lord, please open my ears, make me a good hearer of your word. Empower me to begin hearing and understanding what the Holy spirit is saying to me. Let your audible voice transform my life forever. Make me into a person who not hear your voice but act upon it immediately. Thank you father for answered prayer. Amen.
We hope you have been blessed by our collection of uplifting bible verses about hearing God’s voice or how to discern God’s voice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you know when God is speaking to your heart?
John 16:13 – But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
When you do the wrong thing or follow the wrong path in life, you will a conviction in your mind that what you are doing is wrong. This is the Spirit of God speaking to you. Also if you discern that something is not in line with the word of God, then you know the Spirit of God is speaking to you.
For you to hear from God, you must study and feed your inner spirit with the word of God.
How to discern God’s voice?
Romans 10:17 – So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Jeremiah 29:13 – You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Luke 6:46 – Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
Still small voice verse
1 Kings 19:11-13 “Then the LORD said, Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD. Behold, the LORD is about to pass by. And a great and mighty wind tore into the mountains and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a still, small voice. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.”
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