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The Bible clearly tells us we are able to’t fathom the thoughts, energy and deep mysteries of God (Job 11:7), but nearly all of us are likely to put the Almighty in a field after we take into consideration how He will talk with us.  

Whether you’re a model new believer or somebody who has been a follower of Christ for a few years, you’ve possible questioned in some unspecified time in the future learn how to know when God is actually talking to you. 

Most of us err on the aspect of warning in the case of listening to from God, and there may be knowledge in that method. God does inform us in 1 John 4:1, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 


We should be very cautious to not mistake our personal instincts (which could be swayed by our flawed feelings – or worse – spirits that aren’t of God) for the voice of God. Yet, as I’ve grown my relationship with the Holy Spirit, I’ve found that there’s such a factor as being too cautious, inflexible, and dare I say unbelieving in the case of listening to from the Holy Spirit; and this lack of freedom in our relationship with Him robs us of immeasurable blessings and pleasure that He has in retailer for us.  

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God gracefully started to tug me out of my unknowing disbelief on this space a number of years in the past when my husband and I joined a church that prioritized being led by the Holy Spirit. I bear in mind the primary time a pastor requested to wish for me. She began describing a imaginative and prescient she was seeing in actual time which, with out outright saying, she implied was being given to her by the Holy Spirit as a message of encouragement for me.  

The image she described resonated deeply inside me and I discovered myself desperate to learn the way this pastor had obtained not solely an incredible supernatural present, however the discernment to realize it was truly a picture from God and never simply her personal creativeness. I requested her these questions over espresso just a few weeks later, hoping to discover a clear-cut reply on how I, too, might obtain this kind of revelation from the Holy Spirit.  

She reassured me that my need to totally perceive this kind of expertise was coming from a superb place, and that she herself had these similar questions when she first started to hunt completely different presents of the Holy Spirit.  

At the top of the day, religion should play a task in our means to obtain revelation from the Holy Spirit.  

She jogged my memory that the Bible tells us each actually good factor comes from God; she coupled that with 1 Corinthians 14:3, which tells us messages from God are supposed to be shared amongst fellow believers to encourage each other and construct each other’s religion.  

Perhaps most significantly, she advised me that when she first started to ask the Holy Spirit to talk to her in new methods (like displaying her footage in her thoughts’s eye), her first intuition was to query the pictures. Were these scenes merely being recycled by previous experiences or her thoughts’s personal creativity? 

But when she sought counsel from an elder pastor, he reassured her that after we ask God for good presents with pure intentions in our hearts, He doesn’t give His youngsters a stone instead of bread. And who’re we to suppose God can’t use our previous experiences or our creativity to speak one thing to us?  

At the top of the day, religion should play a task in our means to obtain revelation from the Holy Spirit.  

I made a decision to take her recommendation quickly after once I prayed for my expensive buddy, Molly, on her birthday. I started by asking the Holy Spirit to extend His presence inside my thoughts. As I prayed, I pictured Molly strolling alongside Jesus and her dad, who had just lately handed away. I noticed Jesus place a crown of sunflowers on her head, saying, “This is Molly, my sunflower whom I love.”  

The imagery was lovely and easy, but my knee-jerk response upon opening my eyes was to doubt what I’d seen had actually come from God. I believed, “Molly has a cheery disposition and blonde hair, I’m sure my imagination simply brought a sunflower to mind because of those things.”