Do you hear God's voice?

Some people say it is their conscience speaking, or perhaps intuition. Others, who have simple faith in God, think it is His voice they hear telling them what to do. But whatever explanation they have for the phenomenon, there are many thoughtful people who are convinced they frequently get helpful—even specific—guidance from a wise and loving power beyond their own human selves. And even though the message comes silently in the secrecy of their inmost thought, it has as much impact on them as if it had been spoken "as when a lion roareth." Rev. 10:3;

The Bible contains many accounts of God's voice being heard and changing the course of someone's life. During a time of famine the word of God came to Elijah saying, "Arise, get thee to Zarephath,... behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee." I Kings 17:9; Elijah immediately responded, and not only his own life, but the woman's and her son's were saved.

Centuries later, Saul of Tarsus, even while he was "breathing out threatenings and slaughter" Acts 9:1; against Christ Jesus' disciples, was dramatically converted to Christianity when he heard a voice reproaching and instructing him. Thereafter, his services to the cause of Christianity were incalculable. Christians throughout the ages have been inspired by his teaching.

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