The wind is blowing, but I can’t see it. I can hear it whistling, but my plants aren’t moving; they are bromeliads, so they don’t have a lot of movement. I began questioning whether or not it was the wind making that noise; then I noticed a palm tree near the ground floor with its fronds whipping around; hence I knew what I was hearing was the wind.
How do you know if it’s God speaking to you? He doesn’t usually make a sound, but there will be tell-tell signs; when you begin to read those signs, you will realize his voice is quiet but distinctive.
When I write this post in the mornings, I have no idea what I’m going to say ahead of time. Sometimes the Holy Spirit directs me to scripture; other times, he prods me to look at current events, but there is always a message he wants me to relay. Though I know he has given me knowledge and wisdom, I must still listen for his voice to guide me. How do I know it’s him helping me? His voice doesn’t go against scripture.
It’s easier to hear him when there are minimal distractions. Find some time alone with God daily; go to your prayer closet, or meet with him in nature. Get away with him for a moment, and cultivate a loving relationship with him. It will restore peace to your soul; I guarantee you that it’s worth every minute.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6