5 Ways to Hear God's Frequency
God speaks to us constantly. He loves to speak life and freedom into His sons and daughters.
That is why we see the word “rhema” in the New Testament so many times (“rhema” is from the original Greek New Testament). This word is used to describe a person who is actually talking (presently and actively). This is not to be confused with “graphe`”, which is a written word. Rhema is the same Greek word used to describe how the Holy Spirit spoke to the prophets and apostles (2 Peter 3:2). And, by the power of God, it is how God speaks to us today (Matt. 4:4, Rom. 10:8, Eph. 6:17).
So, be encouraged - God is speaking to you.
For many of us we struggle with how we can hear God. But, let me propose that there’s not as much of a problem with our effort as there is with the frequency we’re listening to. In light of this…
Here are 5 ways to better tune into the frequency of God:
Let go (Proverbs 3:5-6) - God can’t speak into what we’re trying to control. He must have free reign to say and do whatever He wants. And you know what feels even better than having control? - Letting go. We try to control because we want to make sure things go well... but God wants to make sure things go far better than we could imagine. So the best thing we could do is let Him take the wheel. - Practically speaking, if you are anxious about something, ask God to provide what is needed, and then let go of it. Don’t worry about it. Let Him work. Let yourself focus on something else. God WILL give you what you need when you need it. The best thing you can do is “let go, and let God”.
Rest in God/Quiet your soul (Isaiah 26:3) - When we “let go and let God”, it is an act of surrender to God. This means we’re trusting Him. It is amazing how weightless and restful it is to truly trust Him. This, in part, is where rest in God comes from. Our spirits hear God best when our spirits are quieted and restful. The frequency of God’s voice comes in much clearer in these times. Also, in this “quiet place” we will hear Him far more often.
Slow your roll & match God’s pace (Isaiah 40:30-31) - Many people try to chase after God with the same fast pace they live life. Many get frustrated and anxious when they find out that God doesn’t grow us at a sprint. But, God’s speed is much healthier for us. If we move at his pace we will find life much more peaceful. And it’s literally impossible to rush God, so why not just flow with Him. Slow down and embrace the moment instead of being stuck in the rush of the past or future. This is another part of resting in God. Let Him speak in these moments and you will hear Him clearer.
Listen from your knower, not your thinker (Galatians 5:16) - In a culture that values intellect (the mind/our thinker), we are trained to make sure everything is logical. We “need” everything to make sense. Why? Because we can control what makes sense. It’s safer… But, the truth is, God works in far more powerful ways than logic and reason can handle. And since He works supernaturally more than naturally, we must be willing to broaden our horizons if we are to hear the full wonder of what He’s telling us. The truth is, we are so trained to figure everything out in our minds that we miss the fact that we would be much better off if we lived by our knower (our spirit being led by His Spirit). Your brain limits you and the Spirit sets you free. Your brain will never know as much as your spirit. This may be a new concept for some, and this topic deserves a book, not just a blog. But, in short, have you ever heard a new truth or revelation and then said, “I knew that, but I don’t know how I knew it.” It’s because your spirit knew it before your mind. In other words, your thinker was catching up with your knower. - Learning to live from our spirit instead of our mind is one of the most important parts of hearing and following God.
Grow in your prayer language (Ephesians 3:14-21) - Uh oh! Did I just write about speaking in tongues. Some people just stopped reading and now think I’m one of those crazy loons that jibber jabber and make everyone around me feel weird. And I would have agreed with you only a year ago. The topic of speaking in tongues is controversial, but it doesn’t have to be. Here is what I’ve found to be true: (1) Speaking in tongues is still a gift God desires His people to use for His glory (1 Cor. 14:39). But, even moreso, (2) doing this privately in our quiet times with Jesus, actively trains us to let go, and let the Holy Spirit take the reigns (Paul refers to this as praying in the Spirit - Eph. 6:18). Since this is how we hear God best (when He is in control), growing in our prayer language is good to practice. (3) It is also a means that God uses to speak truths into our spirit that our minds are not quite ready for (Eph. 3:16-19). In His time, these truths rise into our minds. If you want to know more about growing in your prayer language, here is an incredible teaching on the topic - http://gatewaypeople.com/ministries/equip/events/the-beauty-and-benefits-of-spiritual-language/session/2015/09/27/the-beauty
God is speaking to His children. Let the hungry rise up and listen. Let us tune into His frequency and embrace the life and freedom of truly walking with Him.
Drew East | Worship Pastor