Ears to Hear


Never assume that you are unable to hear God’s voice. All you have to do is ask for ears to hear, and then open them.

Most people would love to hear God’s voice clearly and consistently, but few think it’s even possible. Perhaps we assume that sort of communication is only available to the supersaints who spend long hours in prayer and meditation. Or at least to those who have shown enough devotion and maturity to qualify.

But scripture shows us a different pattern. God has spoken to pagan kings (Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar), persecutors of Christians (Saul/Paul), unwilling prophets (many), and people from idol-worshiping families (Abraham and Gideon). Historically, he has spoken to addicts clinging to one last hope, rebels stubbornly headed in the wrong direction, Muslims fighting against believers in Jesus, materialists who finally ask if this life is all there is, and normal, everyday people who pray to him for direction. He draws much fewer boundaries than religious minds do.

Never assume you are unable to hear God’s voice. All you have to do is ask. It may take some practice and fine-tuning to hear him well, but you can. You probably already do but haven’t yet learned to distinguish what he is saying. He will speak to you through scripture, conversations, prayer, desires, patterns of circumstances, and even the parables written into your everyday experiences. Ask for ears to ear, and then open them. The world will come alive with the sights and sounds of his voice.

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