God Communicates: He Doesn’t Just Talk

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God’s Voice is Both Similar and Different

Once you are convinced God wants to talk to you (not just to the really holy people, whoever they are), the next question is, “How do I recognize His voice?”

Making God-Led Decisions

But when it comes to direction or decision making like, “Should I take this job? Should I move to that city? Should I do that ministry?” Most of the time I do not get a super clear thought like, “Yes, take that job, move to that city, do that ministry.” Every now and then I do get that very clear thought, and it’s awesome. But most of the time when I ask God for clarity on these types of things, I get something else.

God Communicates: He Doesn’t Just Talk

Communication experts tell us 60–90 percent of communication is nonverbal. It is not just the words we say that gets our message across; to a great degree, it is the way we say it.

Three Simple But Really Effective Steps

  1. Look Up. Ask God to give you the answer you need and keep God’s words central in your life. God will never tell you to do something that is contrary to His words in Scripture. Scripture helps us filter out the other sources and discern God’s voice. Keep Him first and keep Him your source and goal. In other words, make sure you are living from Him and for Him. You are then in a good place to receive His direction.

It is a Learning Process

I wish I could tell you, “Do this” and every time you will know God is talking to you,” but I can’t. We’ll talk about this in a minute, but we are all growing and practicing our faith. That means we will not get it right every time.



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Mark Furlong

Mark Furlong

Helping busy, active people know and live all of God’s purposes for their life: the complete life. www.TruVineMission.com,