Many years ago, my wife would always ask me how I hear God’s voice. When I would tell her that God had spoken to me, she had many questions: Is it audible? Is it an internal or outside voice? When did it happen?

I know this is a question that, not only my wife, but many believers think about also. In this blog, I am going to share some of my experiences, which will help to guide you in your relationship with God, and you will learn how to hear his voice.

1. To be able to hear, we need stillness and silence
“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” (Matthew 6:6)
Jesus taught us this principle about prayer: it must be an intimate place, secret –closed-. Something that catches my attention is that believers nowadays turn the music up high during prayer time. It is true that music helps us set the atmosphere, but to be able to hear God’s voice, we need intimacy, peace and silence; remember what the psalmist said: “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.”
2. We need to be born again
“Jesus answered and said to him: Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
God moves in in the spiritual realm and Jesus was very clear when he said to Nicodemus that only those who are born again would be able to see and participate in spiritual blessings. I know many who pretend to live a Christian life without being born again. God’s voice is not a high volume loud speaker. God’s voice is a whisper that enters directly into our spirit.
3. We need to remain in the Word
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
The bible contains God’s voice and Word. Many study it like another book or a simple tool to acquire knowledge. Furthermore there are many who do not even dedicate five minutes per day to study the scriptures.

It is practically impossible to hear and recognize God’s word if we do not have daily contact with the bible. This is why it is so important to have a devotional life and solid Christian habits.

Consider these three pieces of advice and you will see how God himself will speak to you and will guide you to the perfect purpose that he has for you.