- The Bible - The Bible is the written word of God. Everything in it is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training us in our lives. If we believe this and ask God to open our eyes and ears to see and hear His words, then God will speak loudly through His written word!
- The Holy Spirit - When we begin a relationship with Jesus, the Bible says that we are given the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God that lives within us. The Holy Spirit is a person with a mind, a will and emotions. The Holy Spirit speaks to us regularly... Often it comes a still small voice. We must learn to discern the Spirit's voice in our lives (which will be the topic of an upcoming post).
- People In Our Lives - God uses people in our life to speak to situations, issues or needs that we face on a daily basis. God uses others as spokesman for what He wants to say. There have been many times when people close to me have spoken words of encouragement, instruction, correction, hope, freedom, and life... all of which I needed to hear. God uses those around us to speak to our hearts.
- Circumstances - We all go through situations that are hard. Currently, my wife and I are going through a desert. However, one thing that I have learned is that God does not allow us to go through different circumstances for no reason. There is something that God wants us to learn through every circumstance that we go through. Lose your job? Win the lottery? Have a baby? Hurt your back? What is it that God wants to say to you through the situation that you are going through? Elijah heard God speak through a small wind and Moses heard God speak through a burning bush. God speaks to us often throughout the circumstances that we are going through.
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” - 1 Kings 19:11-13
When the Lord saw that he (Moses) had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
And Moses said, “Here I am.” - Exodus 3:4
What other ways does God speak to you? Comment and let me know!