Text: John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
I remember when I first gave my life to Jesus, I expected a relationship with Him such that I would hear his voice audibly at all times. However, this did not happen. But I can clearly remember on several occasions I hear an audible voice within me, sometimes (on rare occasions though) this audible voice is so loud as if someone spoke out to me.
One thing I have come to recognize is that Jesus is constantly speaking in our hearts, making known his will to us. We most times do not hear him because our hearts are busy focusing on other things. Most times we are distracted by issues of life, these distractions take our focus away from Jesus and direct our attention to self.
To hear the voice of God, there is a need to rest! you cannot find the voice of God in human striving or strength. For this reason, our faith must be strengthened. Because only faith in God will give you rest in trouble. No wonder we see in the bible God speaking to many people in dreams (when their minds are at rest).
The more dependent you are on Jesus, the more you will hear his voice clearly
Prayer: Father increase my reliance on you so that I can hear your voice.