We know that God in different times and diverse ways have communicated His will to people through the prophet. He speaks to them through an audible voice, dreams, visions and even inanimate objects. But can God speak to you through your mind? We’ll be answering the question in this article. Keep on reading.
Can God speak to you through your mind?
Yes, God can speak to you through your mind. Hebrews 1: 1 says, God, speak in numerous ways, which includes the mind. While studying the nature of the creation of man, we got to know that human beings are also tripartite. That is, they have a spirit, soul and body. To say it rightly, man is a spirit, he has a soul and lives in a body.
The spirit is the real you; the soul is known to be the seat of human identity, mind, will, and emotions, it is also considered a force that exists in the body after death. Hence, your mind is a very essential part of you when it comes to hearing God speak to you.
Does God still speak to us today?
Yes, we believe that God is still speaking to us today through his spirit. The Bible says in Hebrews 1: 3 that God has spoken to us in these last days and ages by his son, Jesus Christ. It was in Jesus that we know clearly how God speaks and the medium through which he speaks. And that’s the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the voice of God on earth in man. It is through him that you can hear and know what God is saying concerning any situation you are facing in your life. And this Spirit is received when you believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ: which is his death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4).
How can I tell the difference between my thoughts and God’s voice?
You must understand that the voice of God always reflects his word, nature, and intentions. And whatever he is going to say to you cannot contradict any of these. While your thoughts reflect your feelings and perceptions regarding the situation you are battling with at the moment.
The voice of God always proffers solutions, comfort, and encouragement to you when you’re going through hard times and difficulties in making a crucial decision. However, your mind, which is where your thoughts are produced, always thinks wildly of problems and imagines bad and vain things.
You begin to imagine the negative side of your decision. Remember this as it will help you differentiate between the two. The voice of God will always align with the Bible, and it’ll also show his concern and care for you in difficult times.
What are 4 ways to know that God is speaking to you through your mind?
There are different ways that God speaks to you through your mind. Nevertheless, we’ll be looking at 4 ways
1. He never contradicts scripture.
I mentioned earlier that the way God speaks will never oppose the scriptures. It will always agree with it because God never changes (Malachi 3: 6). If God can’t change, that means he can’t start contradicting the things he has once spoken in his word. His word is his will for you.
2. It never violates His nature.
The nature of God cannot change. And the fact that he can’t change is what makes God, God. He won’t say anything that will be against his nature. This, right here, is what makes God trustable and dependable.
3. It brings life and peace.
The voice of God will never make you sad, and neither will it bring confusion to your heart. The Psalmist says in Psalms 119:130, The entrance of thy words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple. His words always bring clarity, calmness, and peace – this is life.
4. You get confirmation.
God always confirms his word. It can be through the word while your pastor is ministering or other believers (1 Corinthians 14: 26). It can also be through songs. God can use a different medium to bring back the reality of his word to you, just so you can know it’s his voice.
Can you talk to God in your mind?
Yes because God knows the thoughts in our mind before we even utter a word and is interested in you (Psalms 139: 2)
What are the keys to hearing God’s voice?
Here are 4 principles to hearing God’s voice
1. Have a Prayer life
Having a strong prayer life is crucial for spiritual growth and connecting with God. Prayer allows us to express gratitude, ask for guidance, and seek forgiveness. By regularly setting aside time for prayer, we can cultivate a deeper relationship with our faith and feel a sense of inner peace.
It’s important to approach prayer with an open mind and heart, focusing on our intentions rather than the specific wording of our prayers. Whether it’s a few minutes or an hour each day, dedicating time to prayer can have a positive impact on our ability to hear God’s voice.
2. Create time to study the word
As Christians, studying the Bible is essential to our spiritual growth and understanding of God’s will for our lives. While many of us lead busy lives, it’s important to prioritize carving out time to regularly engage with God’s word.
One way to do this is by intentionally scheduling a specific amount of time each day for Bible study.
It may mean waking up a bit earlier or cutting out other non-essential activities, but the benefits of deepening our relationship with God and gaining a better understanding of His teachings and promises are immeasurable.
It’s also helpful to set specific goals for our study time, whether it be focusing on a particular book or theme, or using study guides and resources to enhance our understanding.
Whatever your approach, consistently making time for Bible study is a valuable investment in your spiritual journey. It acquaints you with God’s word which is God (John 1:1-2)
3. Never neglect the gathering of the saints
As a believer, it is important to never neglect the gathering of fellow believers. This gathering, be it in a church, mosque, synagogue or any other place of worship, is where we find strength in numbers and support in our faith.
Standing together with others who share our beliefs can give us the courage to face the challenges that life throws at us. Moreover, it is in these gatherings that we can learn and deepen our knowledge of the scriptures and learn about people’s personal encounters with God.
So let us not forgo the blessings of the community we have been given, but rather make every effort to come together with our brothers and sisters and partake in the fellowship of the believers.
How can I hear God’s voice in silence?
This is done by paying attention to the spirit within. His thoughts are above your thoughts; so, he speaks in ways you can’t think. They are not preconceived words, they just come. Hence, pay attention to those details.
You can meditate with the word each day for a specific period. I personally meditate for about 5 to 10 mins daily on a bible verse. And sometimes, I sit there in quietness and just close my eyes and try to focus on God. It may not be easy the first few times, but as you progress, you’ll get in tune.
I often receive clearer revelations when I lay down to sleep after doing these meditations and prayers.
What happens if you hear God’s voice?
The voice of God gives direction to our path. You just begin to know what to do and when to do it (Psalms 119: 105, 130). It gives you the confidence to walk through life unbothered.
God is love and the way he communicates his mind to you is loving. He won’t speak fear to your mind, not make you depressed. But His voice will bring you supernatural energy and peace.