The past few posts have described the different ways that God may speak to us as individuals and some of the criteria we have for evaluating what we have heard.
Other ways in which God may guide include our circumstances. How often God speaks through the situation we may find ourselves in. The apostle Paul ministered in Rome because he was in prison there. An example: recently part of a small group interactive discussion that I was responsible for did not go that well. What was my response to be? I asked the Lord to teach me through what had happened, and He did, showing me how I might have better handled what went on. I could have just lamented the situation, but instead, God turned it into a learning opportunity for me.
God also speaks through His creation. We can learn about His incredible attributes–His majesty, power and glory–through the things He has made (Romans 1:20)
God speaks to those who desire to hear Him. He who has ears to hear, let him hear… The question isn't, "Is God speaking?" The question is, "Are we listening?" and are we open to the different ways He may choose to communicate with us.
In what other ways does God speak to you that have not yet been covered in these blog posts? From here, we will also look at how God speaks to us corporately as His body.