Learn God's Language: 
Immerse Yourself In Him 

Job 33:14
For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not.
Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; 

Learning a new language can be tough, especially if you don't know where to begin. If in your heart you believe God speaks but feel you need practical tips to recognize His voice, then this post is for you! I can help you with that. 


Hearing from God is equivalent to learning to become fluent in a different language. God speaks in a way that is unique to Him yet relational to us. In Isaiah 55:3 incline means to lean towards God. God promised that when we draw near to HIm, He'll draw near to us (James 4:8). This is another sure statement. When we seek after Him with all of our hearts He will be found (Jeremiah 29:13).


It has been said, the best way to learn a new language is to fully immerse yourself in it. Immersion means to fully submerge yourself into a particular interest. We must do this when learning to hear from God so we recognize when He's speaking. Job 33:14 again reassures us God speaks, but we do not always perceive (pick up) what He is saying. 


Below are ways we can fully immerse ourselves in the language of God.

1. Read God's Word: The bible is our foundation in getting to know God. The scriptures tell us that unless God builds the house those who build it labor in vain (Psalm 127:1). In other words, unless we go to God to lay our spiritual foundation in all areas of our lives we'll only be laboring in vain or forever learning but never come into the knowledge of His truth and who He is (2 Timothy 3:7). Just like the best way to learn a foreign language is to be taught by someone who fluently speaks the language, the best person to teach you God's language is God Himself. For we have received an anointing from Him to be discipled and taught by Him (1 John 2:27). Therefore, we must consult the Bible. In reading the bible, you learn God's heart, characteristics, attributes, will, mindset, who He is, what He does, and what He has done. It is in coming to know Him that we begin to recognize Him. To recognize Him is to see and hear him. 

2. Build Intimacy: Intimacy means close familiarity or friendship. Friendships are built one day at a time by remaining in constant contact with one another - this too is how we get to know God. We become familiar with God by abiding in Him. When we do so He'll continue to abide in and with us (John 15:4). A good way to begin building intimacy with God is by consulting Him in all things and looking to Him to counsel you and give you advice.

Here are 5 Simple Tips You Can Use To Build Intimacy With God!

  1. Prayerfully read the Bible: Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through the Bible. Pay attention to scriptures, passages, or chapters that begin to stand out to YOU and that reasonate with a particular situation or circumstance YOU may be facing. The Holy Spirit may even bring clarity to something YOU'VE been confused about by spiritually highlighting words that fit into questions YOU have asked or may be asking. Remember God is relational and is aware of what YOU need before you come to Him (Matthew 6:8). 
  2. Pay Attention:  As you read the Bible pay attention to thoughts, impressions, and ideas that begin to flood your mind as you read. For these thoughts are not your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). This is the Holy Spirit ministering to you spirit to spirit (John 6:63). Ideas may begin to flow and you may begin to receive a "download" of information and messages as the Holy Spirit counsels you. Write these down. It is the Holy Spirits job to bring revelation, knowledge, and understanding (John 16:13). So when these things begin to happen do not harden your heart or deny they are happening for God is faithful (Hebrews 3:15).  Remember you have been anointed to hear from God. The Bible is alive and living (Hebrews 4:12) meaning alert, active, and animated. There is a voice behind the words that you read - that voice is Gods voice. We hear Him because He dwells within us. Opening the Bible is equivalent to coming to Him in prayer - only it's to listen and be ministered to. 
  3. Be Consistent: The more you talk and listen to God the more He speaks. We are each only as close to God as we like and the good news is we are able to go from faith to faith and from glory to glory with Him as we grow in the knowledge and understanding of Him (2 Peter 3:18). Take notice of the spiritual things that begin to happen in your life and acknowledge them. Because God is Spirit, once you begin to walk with Him, you'll become more sensitive to Him and the spirit realm because you seeking God - a spiritual being. Remain open to the ways He likes to show up. Pay attention to your dream life, your imagination, images that may pop up in your mind. You may even begin to have open eyed visions (where you literally see into the spirit realm), godly encounters and visitations. DO NOT chase after these things but continue chasing after God and these things will come on their own (Matthew 6:33). 
  4. Be Open: Don't limit your ability to hear from God by placing Him in a box. You don't always stay in communication with your friends in the same ways. You communicate with your friends in many different ways. Sometimes you call them, sometimes you text, sometimes like a photo on Facebook, or leave comments under their posts. It isn't the same way everytime - though your most dominant form may be meeting for lunch and talking face to face. So it is with God, don't put Him in a box, allow Him to show up in other ways, even if He does have a dominant way that He communicates with you.  
  5. Live It: Faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26). What is the point of hearing from God if you're not going to do what He says? (Luke 6:46). The important thing in all of this is that you begin to live by every word that comes from the mouth of God. That you find your true life hidden in Christ and live in close relationship with Him. When you hear from God put into practice the things He speaks to you. In doing so, you'll be blessed, your faith will grow, and you'll be confident in your ability to hear from Him. Discerning the voice of God takes practice (Hebrews 5:14). Your spiritual ears have muscles that have to be strengthened through trial and error. If you fail to put into practice what you believe you hear God saying, you only deceive yourself (James 1:22-25) and you'll never continue to grow.

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