One of the areas that God has graced me in is in the ability to pray and perceive from His Spirit. I want to keep this as unreligious and simple as possible. Many people have said that you know God when your conscience tells you you’ve missed it. In other words, let your conscience be your guide.
Well, that doesn’t work for me. What if I don’t know something is wrong and continue to do it without knowledge, is God just letting me get away with it? And what about is the verse that says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1)? (Sorry couldn’t resist the chance to quote the Scriptures.
Back to the simplicity. Let’s say my conscience does not know any better. I’m then challenged with the “follow peace idea.” What if my stress management is not up to par?
How do I know?
The voice of God and His leadings is nothing that I can make happen. It either is or it isn’t. I can’t make God move on my command or pleas. God is not even moved on my need. He is moved on my faith, which is my trust and my relationship with Him.
So how have I gotten to know God? I did not have a lot of preconceived notions or ideologies about Him. What I did perceive was that if God was real there must be a purpose behind his existence, and to me that purpose meant an experiential tangible empowerment available to show me what my life was all about. If not, there would be no need for me to recognize his existence.
God communicates with me, not in my ability but His. He opens my understanding and prayer puts me in the position to hear from Him.
The more you pray and read your Bible, the more you will recognize the voice of God and His leadings.
Familiarity is the key to knowing. A child would never recognize his mother’s voice unless he heard it often and knew what came with such a recognizable sound. Oh, the sweet sound from the one who loves, cares and nurtures.