How to Listen for God: Discover divine messages amid life’s noise in our Daily Devotional Podcast.
In today’s fast-paced and noisy world, it can be challenging to find a moment of peace and quiet. We are constantly bombarded with distractions, from the sounds of traffic to the constant notifications on our phones. Amidst all this noise, it’s no wonder that many of us struggle to hear from God. We wonder how to listen for God when there is so much going on around us.
In 1 Samuel 3:1-10, we find the story of Samuel, a young boy who served in the temple of the Lord. One night, as Samuel lay down to sleep, he heard a voice calling his name. Thinking it was the priest Eli, Samuel went to him, but Eli told him that he hadn’t called. This happened three times before Eli realised that it was God who was speaking to Samuel.
How to Listen for God
Just like Samuel, we too can hear from God if we create a space for him in our lives. Here are a few steps to help you know how to listen for God’s voice:
1. How to Listen for God – Find a Quiet Place
Amidst the noise and clamour of everyday life, it’s important to carve out a quiet place where you can be alone with God. It could be a corner of your room, a peaceful spot in nature, or even just a few moments of solitude in your car. The key is to create an environment that allows you to focus and listen.
2. How to Listen for God – Be Still and Present
Once you’ve found your quiet place, take a few deep breaths and let go of any distractions or worries. Be fully present in the moment and open yourself up to God’s presence. Release the need to control or manipulate the outcome and surrender yourself to his will.
3. How to Listen for God – Listen with an Open Heart
As you sit in silence, listen attentively for God’s voice. It may come as a still, small voice or through a gentle prompting in your heart. Be open to receiving his guidance, comfort, or correction. Often, God speaks to us through his Word, so have a Bible nearby to read and reflect upon.
4. How to Listen for God – Practice Patience
Listening for God’s voice is a process that requires patience. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear anything right away. Keep seeking him, and trust that in his perfect timing, he will speak to you. Remember, God’s voice often comes in unexpected ways, so be open to receiving his message.
Today, as you learn more about how to listen for God, I encourage you to withdraw from the noise and clamour for a few minutes and simply be with God. Allow yourself to be still and listen for his voice. In the midst of your busy schedule, find a moment of peace and let God speak to your heart.
As you learn how to listen for God, what steps can you take to create a quiet space in your life where you can listen for God’s voice?
Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week
This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast, through the example of Samuel, we focus on how to listen to God. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.
- Monday 15 January – How to Listen for God in a Noisy World
- Tuesday 16 January – How to Listen to God’s Voice: Opening Our Hearts to His Word
- Wednesday 17 January – How to Listen to God in Silence
- Thursday 18 January – How Do You Listen to God’s Voice?
- Friday 19 January – How to Listen to God in Prayer: Being Ready to Say Yes
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