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How To Talk To God And Hear Him Speak Back To You

Isn’t it a beautiful thing that Christians can talk to God without going through any rites or restrictions?. Nothing stops you from talking to God about your thoughts, problems, or nagging questions in life.

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Over the past few years, I have published a couple of articles that provide enough insight about God’s interest in hearing us speak to him. As a loving father, he cares so much about our needs. But, unfortunately, many Christians have unknowingly distanced themselves from God and yet expect to feel his presence. Let me help you with some of the best ways you can talk to God to intensify that kind of relationship he established for mankind.

We do have a lot to tell God on daily basis. Whether it’s a prayer request, praises, worship, meditation, or testimonies; There shouldn’t be anything to stop you from communicating with God about your humble thoughts, needs, or fears. You must know how to draw close to God to enjoy all his trustworthy promises.

Before you finish reading this piece of content, you would develop the confidence to talk to God at all times without losing faith. Even if you never hear back from him, you would find better reasons to understand him; reasons that will remind you of:

1. God’s perfect timing.
2. Endurance (Luke 21:19).
3. Long-suffering which is part of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).
4. God’s purpose for your life.

What Do We Mean By To Talk To God?

When you pray to God let him know your problems, fears, etc, through prayers, meditation, or worship. You can reach him from any place. In return, he also talks to us through dreams, visions, prophecies (Acts 2:17-18).

Personally, God has continually talked to me through dreams, revealing secrets in darkness to me. I could notice something interesting; my dreams follow a pattern from the past, the present, and the future.

Whenever I talk to God, he hears me; sometimes he will answer, and sometimes nothing to talk about. He directs my path and reveals to me what is hidden in darkness against my life.

Look, I can meet a stranger today, then the next day God will give me a dream about that person. May his name be glorified now and forevermore. Amen!.

“For God speaks once, yes twice, though man pays no attention. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, in slumbering on the bed; Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword” (Job 33:14 – 18).

God Spoke To Me

It also happened to me one night when I slept off while seated in a chair. I audibly heard a voice call my name “Anthony. Aha!, I heard it…

This isn’t a dream but after jumping up from the chair in response, I searched around expecting to find that person… I couldn’t find anyone. In my dismay, I shook my head realizing it was not a human.

Oh my God, what’s happening?; “A spirit has called my name three times. I was sure of that but didn’t know whether that was a godly spirit or otherwise. I discussed this with one prophetess and she told me that was the man HIMSELF. GOD mentioned my named that night.

Then she shared her experience with me about how she used to hear God’s voice calling her to do his work even when she is at the market place. She was trying to ignore her call to do the work of God…

She is gifted with the spirit of prophecy but felt reluctant to use it. Oh, thank God for using her to help build my spiritual life on solid rock(Jesus Christ). The word of God is the inspiration behind my life and my blogging journey.

I do understand many Christians are living in doubt questioning their conscience if God really hears their prayers. Doubt creates fear and fear kills faith.

If you would speak to God without having any faith then why bother talking to him at all?. Because of this thousands of people are giving up on God. Could you be one?. Don’t make such a dreadful mistake.

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In order to help you renew your faith in Christ Jesus let me tell you this:

In one of my posts on the “Medium” platform, I wrote an article entitled “Connecting with God through unwavering faith.” Within its content, I cited how a Professor of Religious studies at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine —Dr. Andy Newberg proved the real connections that exist between God and man during prayers.

He used an MRI scan to prove physical evidence that, indeed when a believer talks to God through prayers, a kind of connection is created by studying the brain activity in the frontal lobe.

So bear in mind that, whenever you back your prayers with faith, you create an invisible telephone wire that connects you to God. Talk to him about all your problems. He will listen just as the book of Jeremiah reads.

Get ready for the answers or believe that God has already heard you and so therefore there is no need to worry again. He will never fail you. Keep trusting him unconditionally.

He is an omniscient God who knows our troubles and innermost secret, yet he wants you to tell him your problems. Even if you are in exhaustion that you can’t put your sufferings into words, the Spirit helps us:

The Holy Spirit Powers us to talk to God verse

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God”
(Romans 8:26-27).

How Our Forefathers Spoke With God

Unlike the olden days in which God often talked to mankind directly and audibly; today this kind of communication barely happens. Moses, Abraham, Isaiah, Elijah, and other prophets heard the voice of God and even enjoyed friendly conversations with him just like any normal talk between friends.

God used to talk to people directly or through a pillar of clouds, pillar of fire, angels; he even spoke through a donkey! (Numbers 22:28) etc.

Don’t be surprised, if I tell you God still speaks audibly to people. Huh!, … My friend, Charles from Slovakia surprised me with his encounter with God.

In his testimony, he shared how God spoke to him through his laptop speakers while his room got filled with a bright light. The laptop screen also changed into a never seen beautiful colors.

This followed his conversion to follow Christ Jesus. Charles was a drug addict and non-believer. But now he is ministering the word of God to save lives.

I am planning to share a PDF file of what transpired that night before he found Jesus Christ by sending it to my email subscribers.

He entitled it: “BEYOND HALLUCINATION.”

But in the meantime, if you would like to read the testimony; send me a message via my contact page and I will get back to you real quick with a copy of such an inspiring testimony.

I admire his commitment and love for God. I haven’t been in touch with him for a while now. Charles is now a man of God doing evangelism… Maybe he will chance on reading this post or I will draw his attention to this myself. I told him I will help share his heart-touching testimony with people around the world.

God is real and speaks to us in so many ways. Testimonies of such will leave you dumbfounded.

A Machine To Talk With God

Now I would like to introduce you to a man who tried to invent a machine that would help him talk with God like calling his best from another country via a cell phone for a chit-chat. His name is Terry Davis.

Terry Davis, who was a schizophrenic programmer believed he can break new grounds by inventing the machine that would help him talk with God.

Terry Davis with his machine to talk to God
Terry Davis with his machine

He spent 10 years of his life programming an operating system to help him talk to God. He called the operating system TempleOS.

What happened to his grand plan?.

Terry said:

“I’m not especially proud of the logic and thinking. It looks very young and childish and pathetic. … In the Bible it says if you seek God, He will be found of you. I was really seeking, and I was looking everywhere to see what he might be saying to me.”

Unfortunately, he couldn’t accomplish his goal, he ended up fighting a whole lot of complicated problems: mental illness, depression, homelessness; a sense of guilt filled him for being a technology-advocate atheist.

In renewing his mind he sought to live like Jesus Christ by donating everything he had for charity.

Terry was taken to the psychiatric ward every six months due to reoccurring manic episodes.

He finally died a tragic death through an accident.

We Don’t Need Machines For Communication

Jesus Christ wants all believers to know how to talk to God. That is why he taught his disciples how to pray. This is the most effective way we can request God’s help. Let us make God the pivot in everything we do.

Children of God don’t need gadgets to talk with him. He is far bigger than technology. He is Spirit and we must worship him in Spirit and truth. Our relationship with him is more spiritual than physical.

That is why we ought to approach him in faith. This is the foundation of our redemption from troubles, sin, and condemnation through the grace of God.

The door is always opened! Even if it is closed, you have been told to knock and knock again and it shall be opened. We knock at God’s door through prayers.

Ask and you shall receive Bible verse

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you” (Matthew 7:7).

You may also be interested in reading my article that explains why you must never stop praying. That is your weapon, why would you go out into this crazy world without it?.

Speak to God each day through prayers. It could be three times a day like how Daniel used to pray. There is no limitation.

The Bible says “pray without ceasing” (1Thesalonainas 5:17). You may keep a prayer journal and you would be grateful for the things God has done for you.

Stay blessed and feel free to comment or share your thoughts. Please let me know if you have heard God’s voice before.

God is listening to your prayers. Keep talking…And never give up. Maybe he is taking you through a test of faith. Don’t forget to share if you find it helpful.

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