It just so happened that we got stranded in Colorado Springs and held up in a motel along the Interstate. The next day was Easter Sunday and I got up to go look outside at the beautiful snow on the mountains. As I stared at the beauty of the snow I heard Holy Spirit whisper in my right ear, “Jesus Christ whiter than snow” and then I saw a vision of His blood running down the mountain.
Hearing God, We just make it so hard as believers to hear God. In my case many years ago when I first heard Him, I was quite taken back. I was on a trip from Texas to Boulder Colorado with two friends that invited me to come along to help with the driving. I didn’t know I was on a trip that would lead me into an awesome destiny with the eternal God.
I pulled the curtain closed real quickly; I wasn’t born again. I didn’t know anything really about God other than in my heart I had being crying out to know Him for months and months. I was seriously considering going to Israel to join the IDF so I could get close to something I knew God had His hand on. The next Tuesday I was back in Texas after work and walking in the backyard at my parents house when the Holy Presence of God came rushing at me from the right side. I knew I was a sinner for Holy Spirit comes to convict us of our sin and to reveal the righteousness of God. I dropped to my knees, I repented, and got up differently. So from that day on I have been able to hear Him clearly even though I can’t say I’ve always liked what He had to say.
So as Christians why is it so hard for us to hear God? Isn’t Christianity about relationship? Are not relationships built and based on two-way communications and spending time together? Are we not to put value in communication and time in a relationship to protect it and to nourish it daily? So once again why do we make it so difficult to hear God? We forget we are spirit-men and we haven’t been taught that we are created with the ability to naturally flow to God. Have you ever been to a water park that had a “lazy river”? All you had to do was get into the water and it would carry you around as long as you wanted to stay in. I never noticed anyone paddling against the current because it is easy to see others just going with the flow. You see, you jump in, you flow and it’s that easy.
So once again why is it so hard as Christians to hear God? Our spirit-man naturally flows to God and it will take you there if you don’t paddle against it. Here’s an exercise in hearing God that I believe will help you. Tell your body to be still and quiet (if it has any needs just get a piece of paper and write down its needs and tell it that you will take care of its needs when you’re finished. Next, tell your soul to be quiet, call your spirit-man to attention. (Yes, you can do that…try it)Now just allow you spirit to flow to God, sense His presence. I like to imagine being in the lazy river but this time instead of floating around in a circle, I’m being carried to the presence of God.
Practice, practice, practice and make your daily aim to soak in His presence like a sponge, your life will never be the same!