What does the voice of God sound like? How can I hear him through prayer?
There are numerous examples of God’s voice throughout the Bible. Yet I often find myself falling into a trap expecting to hear God a certain way. I’ve heard God’s voice before, in music, in nature, through others, in songs on the radio, through my inner conscience, and one time I even heard an audible voice. But I rarely hear God the way I expect, especially at the time I expect it. In searching “God’s Voice,” I came across this quote about prayer from a 19th century Jewish Rabbi. The Rabbi said, “Really, there is no advice regarding prayer. The more you serve God in all you do, the better you will be able to open your mouth in prayer. That is why it is called the ‘service of the heart;’ it depends on the longing of the heart—all day long, in all one’s deeds.”
I think the Rabbi’s idea about prayer hold’s true for hearing God’s voice as well. When my heart and my choices aim to serve God, rest assured He’ll make sure I hear Him any way he chooses. Isn’t that a hopeful thought?