I have personally interviewed many people and asked them to share their stories with me about how they hear God’s voice. Some of these stories are mentioned in the book, Snatchproof.
For most, hearing God’s voice is an intimate thing and something you don’t share voluntarily with the world. But after interviewing so many people who seemed to hear Him in similar ways, I thought it would be interesting to others to see the common ways God seems to be speaking to people. It also may encourage you that He really is working and moving in people and leading those who know Him.
Please feel free to email me personally at WendySelvig@gmail.com or reply here. To help encourage others, please share a situation where God spoke to you… whether it be audibly, through a thought, through a dream, through a vision, through another person, through a circumstance…
From Celeste 3/2/2014:
How I hear from God….
In some ways, it is a strange thing to think about the HOW part of hearing from God. Isn’t it just part of life? I have always felt connected to Him in some fashion. I was blessed to find him when I was only 6. After 35 years of life in Him, I guess I just never really thought much about HOW I hear from him. Until my friend Wendy asked.
When I think about the how part, my first thought is my dream life. He has spoken to me at night for as long as I can remember. Often as a child I dreamt vividly of circumstances, conversations, locations and people that were going be part of my life in the near future. I still sometimes get these “what’s coming up” dreams, so detailed that when the day comes that the circumstance happens I will sometimes question whether it already happened.
As a grown up I still get dreams from Him. Sometimes the things I get are just my imagination, so I have learned (through trial and a lot of error) to test the visions I receive against His Words and character. This looks like getting plugged into the Bible as often as I can, staying tuned in to Him through worship, and weighing the details of my understanding with care. Confirmation often comes through these avenues and through other people in my life. I also get great visions in my prayer life, or sometimes just in the middle of the day.
Most recently, I was worrying about money. Our car had broken down in -41 Celcius weather, and I was not a happy camper. We thought we were looking at buying a new car, and this one wasn’t even paid off yet. It seemed like here was another moment where the enemy was getting ready to rob us. I told Father I was worried, asked him for help, and began to worship Him on the way to work. Before I had gotten through the first song on my favorite CD, I could see plain as day a giant wallet, open in his hands, sort of floating in front of my eyes. I could hear Him, “How much do you need?” I didn’t have an answer for him, but I knew He would hold nothing back from me. It was all the reminder I needed – I know His faithful nature and he has shown me his generosity so many times. Four days later, when our car was ready to be picked up, we paid only about a third of the bill. Most of the work had been covered by our warrantee, and we’d had no idea until we got there.
Hearing from God makes me hungry and thirsty for Him. I love to hear from him.
From Jaime, 4/17/2014:
I’ve always had a tender heart for Jesus and a childlike faith. I could hear my own thoughts/voice in some of your writing because I can relate to hearing God in some similar ways. I’m a creative mind, lover of music, a writer, and I analyze patterns and sometimes catch repeating symbols and themes. I’ve learned to look for them.
I’m in a major transition period of life right now so hearing God’s voice is top priority to me. I mean, always on the forefront of my thoughts.
Anyway, I read the majority of the book last night till 2:30am, and it was a fabulous read! I’ll definitely have to tell my sister, as we’ve had funny discussions regarding the Nephilim.
Thanks for all of your prayer, endurance, and hard work. – Jaime, Colorado Springs
From a friend:
“A few weeks ago I got your book when I was going through a difficult time. I felt like God led me to your book because it really encouraged me. My brother was staying with us and he is a recovering alcoholic. He disappeared for a week and we didn’t know where he was. Fear was overtaking me. Thoughts of finding him under a bridge or even dead continually bombarded me. As I read your book I realized that all of those thoughts were fear based and were not of God. I didn’t have to listen to those and dwell on those. I had read the section of your book that talked about God speaking to us through patterns in our day and I would never have looked for Him to speak this way, but He did. I walked into my backyard and our Aspen tree had just bloomed with green leaves all over it. As I looked at the bright green leaves a white leaf floated down right in front of me. I sensed the Holy Spirit say, “Peace”. I continued to walk in my yard to a bench and I sat down. A white butterfly landed on my knee. I heard the Holy Spirit say, “your brother is OK, be at peace.” And then a little later, I saw another white thing and thought… “peace…it is well.” Even a few days later when we found out that my brother was fine, I never felt as much peace as I did in those moments of seeing the white objects. I knew in my heart that my brother was OK.”