What happens when we hear from God? Hearing from God requires a lot of sacrifices which has many benefits that far outweigh the cost. Let us look at what happens when we hear from Him and why it’s important we desire to hear from God;
1 IT BRINGS GROWTH IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD Is there any need for relationship without communication? Before, it is vital to listen and respond to God.
Yes, we know God speaks in multiple ways, but His voice is always very clear to those who are in relationship with Him. God is not just lording over us, God understands our make up. This means that man is a spirit, having a soul and living in a body. The soul of man is made up of his will and emotion. Since God created man with emotions, He knows he (man) deserves to be loved. Therefore, God opens up an avenue for a relationship with man.
For you to be in relationship with God, you must be in one with Jesus. If you’re not in that relationship it means something is missing. It’s impprtant you become a friend to Jesus so you can hear God speak.
From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you
2 IT HELPS TO MAKE A SOUND DECISION:
When a man hears & listens from God, it helps him make a sound decision not going blind. There are many Brethren who arent sure of their stand in life. They are still confused on the issues of life, not knowing which way to follow. We have all been there before.
Decisions are compulsory in the day to day living of everyone. Not hearing from God could makes it so difficult and so worrisome especially on how to handle certain issues.Sometimes, I hear of believers visiting palm readers to help them see the future, they seems to forget God is the only One that can see what happens in the next 100 years to come. Whenever, I hear such stories of christians jumping from one pole to the other looking for help, I feel so sad.
Steemians, when we hear God’s voice on issues concerning our lives, it makes decision making so easy and stress free. Men may criticize you, it does not matter. You could even get mocked by everyone around, don’t feel sad, but stand firm on it. At the end of the day, people will know you’re operating in a higher level
Then they told David, saying, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are plundering the threshing floors.”
2 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go and [a]attack these Philistines?” And the Lord said to David, “Go and [b]attack the Philistines and deliver Keilah.”
3 But David’s men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more then if we go to Keilah against the ranks of the Philistines?”
4 Then David inquired of the Lord once more. And the Lord answered him and said, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand.”
5 So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines; and he led away their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter. Thus David delivered the inhabitants of Keilah.
3 IT HELPS YOU AVIOD CERTAIN INCIDENCE: I have seen this happen all the time. When you are sensitive to God’s signal, you will be able to avoid certain incidence in your life cause the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.
Many a time, the Lord has spoken to many not to embark on certain journeys in life and that saved their souls. Do not be a casualty to something you could have avoided if you’d have listened to God. Get closer so that you can hear from Him.
1 Samuel 23:10-13
Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, your servant has certainly heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech you, tell your servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.
12 Then said David, will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver you up.
13 Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed out to Keilah, and went wherever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he decided not to go there.
4 IT MAKES US SMARTER THAN OUR ENEMIES: Jehoshaphat King of Judah and the entire nation were made wiser than their enemies because they heard from the Lord concerning their issues. This can make your enemies wonder how you get your information because you will always outsmart them.
5 IT GIVES PERFECT DIRECTIONS
Hear my testimony:
After, I finished school, I went to my uncle’s house to look for a job. I got one that doesn’t pay so well, but I needed a start so I took up the job while I kept searching for a better offer.
I applied to an oil servicing firm as a secretary and was called for an interview. We were many that had the interview, but I was amongst those selected for the job. The pay was so fantastic, I was happy and couldn’t wait to quit my current job and start up with something better. We were told to get ready and resign from our places of work.
During this period, I was very active in church. I was the HOD of the choir department and also head of a house fellowship close to my uncle’s house, but then, I got another offer to leave that particular town to somewhere else. Giving my role in the church and the oil servicing firm which pays way higher than the second offer, I didn’t want to leave. I was sure God wanted to me stay! Everyone advised me to stay, but the pastor of my church said something to me, he said “Amaka did you talk to God about it?” Of course, he’d want me to stay, but insist I seek God’s opinion.
So, I decided to pray and talk to God about it for one week. On the last day of my prayers, I had a dream, where my elder brother told me not to stay in that town. He said “take his money for transportation and accept the second offer” I woke up and It was a dream. Immediately, I changed my direction and left for the second offer. I was so sure of what I saw in my dream. Remember, the first choice was much better and more comfortable for me, anyone could easily go for the first choice, but I had to follow God’s instruction so I left.
After 3 months into my new job, I decided to call some of the people that we got the first job together. I wanted to know how they were coping with the job and I got the shocker of my life. They told me there was never any job, and that the company folded up before it could even start. This is my eighth year into that second offer that didn’t look pleasant at that time. What if I didn’t seek the face of the God?
When God directs a man, His instructions lead to an accurate direction. Driections from God delivers from destruction; leads to perfect construction of our lives and destiny. God has also promised to instruct us if only we could listen.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.
6 IT SHOWS WE ARE HIS CHILDREN:My dad gives me instructions on what to do even as an adult. There is nothing that I want to embark on that I don’t seek his guidance and you wanna know why? It’s because his instructions has really worked for me. Every father gives instructions to his children and this is not different between us and God. If we acknowledge God as our Father, we will definitely hear from Him.
7 IT MAKES OUR JOURNEY SWEET: Relationship is sweeter when there is a free flow of communication, when no one is hindered from expressing himself. If God speaks back to you as you speak to Him daily, you will enjoy your walk with Him just like Enoch did and he went to heaven in sweet communication with God.