- Are spontaneous, not cognitive or analytical., They “arrive,” like listening to someone else in conversation. They don’t “arrive” as a result of you reasoning from information you know.
- Are expressed through our personalities and style of speech.
- Come easily as God speaking in the first person.
- Often are light and gentle, and easily cut off by any exertion of self (our own thoughts, will, etc.)
- Have an unusual content to them, in that they will be wiser, more healing, more loving, and more motive-oriented than your thoughts.
- Cause a special reaction in you, such as a sense of excitement, conviction, faith, life, awe, or peace, assuming you have taken a step of faith and believe that what you are hearing is from the God who flows within.
- When embraced, carry with them a fullness of strength to perform them, as well as a joy in doing so.
Four keys to hearing God’s voice are:
- Recognize that you will hear God’s voice as spontaneous thoughts which light upon your mind
- Quiet yourself so that you can hear God’s voice
- Fix your eyes on Jesus. Look for vision as you pray.
- Ask God a question. Then listen and write down the flow of thoughts and pictures that come to you.
(Taken from How to Hear God’s Voice by the Virklers)