Do you ever experience times when it seems like God has totally forsaken you?
Have you ever asked God for something but you ended up with what you felt was completely opposite from your request?
Do you ever wonder if God is really listening to you?
I know that sometimes in my life, I, like many others, have questioned if God is listening.
I find it very interesting how and when mankind communicates with God.
First – Prayer
Secondly – many people never talk to God until life sends them ot their loved ones life threating situations
Thirdly – others are like my Uncle Lou. I know that he went to church when he was married. Otherwise, when I was very little I realized that he was a very religious man. I would watch him working on his car and many times I heard him praying to ….. Jesus Christ!
Fourth – sometimes we talk to God in our thoughts when we really didn’t plan on God hearing those thoughts
No matter which form of communication we use to speak with God – let me assure you – God is Listening
Infact, God is communicating with you all the time.
The question is not to whom does God speak? But who listens to God?
In the first book of Conversations With God – Neale Donald Walsch, was advised to exchange the word “talk” with the word “communicate” as it is a much better, fuller, and more accurate word to describe our connection with God.
So how does God communicate with us? I have found 4 ways.
1 – some people can hear the voice of God – just like the great ancient ones – Moses, Noah, Abraham, Daniel
2 – have you ever had a thought in your head that just wouldn’t go away? God often communicates using thoughts in the form of pictures or images.
3 – God’s most common form of communication is through feelings.
Feelings are the language of the Soul.
If you want to know what is true for you about a situation, look to how you are feeling about the situation. Does the situation make you feel tightened in your stomach? Or are you filled with joy?
Sometimes feelings are difficult to find. Often feelings are even more difficult to acknowledge.
Hidden in your deepest feelings is your highest truth.
4 – another form of communication that God uses – and personally, this is my un-favourite way – God uses life experiences to speak with us!
Are you listening?
Apparently, I don’t listen very well. For many times I have experienced the same life struggle over and over again.
We know that God is listening. And we know that God is communicating with us. What do we really want to say to God?
In the first book of Conversations With God, Neale Donald Walsch, quotes,
“You will not have that for which you ask, nor can you have
anything you want. This is because your very request is a statement of lack, and your saying you want a thing only works to
produce that precise experience – WANTING – in your reality.
The correct prayer is therefore never a prayer of supplication but a prayer of gratitude.
When you thank God in advance for that which you choose to experience in your reality, you in effect acknowledge that it is there already Thankfulness is thus the most powerful statement to God. An affirmation that even before you ask, I have answered. Therefore never supplicate, Appreciate.”
The secret to having God hear you is to live in gratitude.
Gratitude for what you have and gratitude for what you wish to receive.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Allow us to learn to be grateful for what we have already received.
Thank you for the patience you have shown to us as we learn to listen to your words and messages.
Guide us in the ways of two-way communication.
Hear us as we pray in gratitude for the experiences that we have walked.
Let us be thankful for the teachers that have taught us, and for the moments when we were the teachers for another.
We pray, knowing that our prayers will answered when we open our hearts in Gratitude.