The Inner Voice
I’ve inherited my family’s hearing loss. I have to say that the silence is often golden. I have hearing aids and, as most do, I’ve experienced the fact that they help hearing loss, but really don’t make up for it. I have to work at hearing.
That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It would do most of us good to work harder at hearing. Often we think we are listening when we’re actually letting what goes in one ear leak out the other. One of the greatest dignities we can confer on others is to pay close attention to what they are saying.
It sounds obvious, but we learn more by listening to others. This doesn’t even count how much better our relationships are when we listen. The same holds true spiritually as we listen to our inner voice.
Our inner voice is made up of what we’ve retained from our experiences with others and, very importantly, the spiritual input we’ve received. This latter comes from Scripture, from prayer, from sermons, and from meditating on all these.
I’m not sure I’ve literally heard Gods voice, yet I’ve received His guidance through the accumulation of the spiritual input. I best hear that inner voice as I reach up to God in prayer and as I meditate on Scripture. This makes sense because Scripture is God’s word.
After you read Scripture, spend some time meditating. As you pray, include quiet time so that God’s Word can speak to you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27