God spoke to people in the Bible in many ways. There’s no way to say how He may speak to you, but He will speak as you learn to relate to Him through Faith and Grace, instead of trying to relate through your Christian performance or human intermediary.
Jesus said that His sheep would know His voice (John10:27), but some Christians never hear His voice because they are not acquainted with the Person of the Lord. God’s ultimate desire is to fellowship with His children in a continuous dialogue; not just once- in -a while adventure.
Understanding of God’s Grace opens a person’s ear to hear God in a way that legalism will never allow. As a legalist, I focused on trying to know what God wanted me to do to be in His will. In Grace Walk, I have experienced a growing desire to know God-period. As I have come to know Him more intimately, I have discovered what He wants me to do without the struggles that once characterized my performance-based religious lifestyle.
God’s Will is not primarily a path, but a Person named Jesus Christ. As we abide in Him, it is impossible to miss the will of God because His very Life is being expressed through us at every moment. The only requirement is to abide in Christ (John15:7). When a Christian abides in Christ, he can assume that His thoughts and decisions are being directed by the Holy Spirit within him. He can act in confidence that the Holy Spirit will guide every thought and deed.
No man has been more mightily used by God than the apostle Paul. Yet there is no evidence that he spent time agonizing over where he should go and what he should do. He didn’t struggle to know the will of God, but he did the will of God each day. His attitude is seen in 1Cor.2:16 where he asserts, “But we have the mind of Christ.” Paul’s action revolved around doing what came naturally.
We should know that the natural thing for saints is to glorify God through our lifestyle. If we are abiding in Christ, then He is expressing His life through us each moment. Satan wants us to believe that it is easy to get out of the will of God. Yet if we are abiding in Christ is impossible to get out of His will. How can we get out of His will of God if Christ is expressing His life through us moment by moment? On the other hand, if we are not abiding in Christ, our actions can’t possibly have any godly value, because we are acting out if flesh instead of faith. Christians need to give as much credit to God’s ability to lead as they give to the ability of Satan to mislead (John10:5)!
God’s Grace takes the responsibility of knowing the will of God off of us and places it on Jesus. This is a liberating. Under the law, one must find the will of God. In the grace walk, the will of God is revealed by the Holy Spirit to the believer (1Cor2:10), whose only responsibility is to rest in Him. God does speak to us today to make His will known. Occasionally He speaks in ways that seem almost sensational, but don’t discount the many times that God speak through our thought process.
When our focus in prayer is only to gain information from God so that we can make a right decision, our prayer life will be frustrating. But when our focus in prayer s to experience the reality of fellowship with God, the specific decisions we must make will become apparent. Grace allows abiding believers to act in confidence that a sovereign God above is directing our circumstances; that a supernatural Spirit within is directing our thoughts, and that an omniscient Christ is expressing His life through us.
It is foolish to worry about making the wrong choice when we have that kind of support working on our behalf!