What God Wants to Say to You
What if there was someone who knew you inside and out, who knew all the broken parts of you, and still thought you were beautiful? What if they spoke words of love and encouragement to you every day?
God wants to be that someone.
He wants you to know how much he loves you and the good thoughts he thinks toward you. He wants to tell you.
I know what you may be thinking. Does God still speak to people?
Well, let’s go to his word to find out. John 14:26 says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
My friend, at the moment you accept Christ as your Lord and savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside of you. The Holy Spirit is there to lead, teach and guide us in accordance with God’s word.
So the answer is yes! God speaks to people through the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
I want to pause for a second, and just be clear that you will not hear God’s voice out loud. When God speaks, it will sound like your own thoughts, which is why it’s so important to be able to tell the difference.
So how do we recognize God’s voice?
We start by reading the Bible.
John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
In order to be able to recognize God’s voice, we have to know his character. We have to know what he thinks, how he speaks, and how he has instructed us to live. God will never speak against what he has written in his word.
When God speaks, he will either bring a scripture to mind to help you in your time of need, or he will speak something to you that is consistent with his word.
What do I mean by that?
God is a living God, and he doesn’t just speak what is already written, but he speaks now to his children.
You can always confirm if something you hear is from him by going to the Bible. You can ask, is this in alignment with who God shows himself to be in the Bible? Is this in alignment with his principles?
Let me just tell you that if what you hear tears you down, discourages you or makes you afraid, it is not from God. God does not give us the spirit of fear.
God comforts, loves, and has compassion on his children. He will discipline those whom he loves, but he will not condemn us. Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
When you begin to recognize the loving voice of your Heavenly Father, you can let go of the negative voices that have been lying about who you are.