How does God speak to you? What are your personal experiences?
Sometimes when I pray, trying to understand what God expects of me or crying out to him, I don't hear/feel anything. So just wondering what can I do to be able to hear God's words?
I will answer your question with another question.
Who or what do you refer to when you say God?
I was asking you on a personal level as well. God can be different for each person. Some people see it as a man up in the clouds, or everything in existence, or an animal.
I hope and pray that this is one of the few sincere spiritual questions that I've seen here. It reads like it is.
There are essentially two types of prayer. In entreaty, we are asking God for something. You only need to visit the board of a chapel or church to know how base this can sometimes be. But it needn't be, as we can also ask for inner fortitude; courage, health to be better able to serve God, etc. But basically we are asking, and God is listening and probably answering sometimes.
The second prayer is an Invocation, an attempt to lay hold of God Itself. Here we are not beggars. We have accepted God as our own and are trying to communicate; to merge and become one. Among the devout, the pure in Heart, this is known as silent prayer, or Meditation.
Truly speaking, a devout, yearning form of vocal prayer, will automatically take us into Silence, as this is a far easier way, for Grace to enter and purify our nature.
How does God speak to me? The first time that I had a conscious spiritual experience, my whole body was so full of fire/energy, that I felt able to do miracles. I looked at a candle flame in my prayer room, and commanded it to go out. It didn't, but instead I felt the power being drained from me. I never ever did this again. That was 33 years ago.
My accustomed way is to feel God as a Source of Power or Love. Sometimes it's so strong, that my body vibrates, and I feel like it is difficult to hold on. Sometimes I cry, but it is tears of joy, and an immediate need comes to share with all humanity, to reach out to my brothers and sisters ...mankind.
Sometimes, I experience changes in my breathing pattern, and again sometimes I sit so long that I become cold, and it takes a while to regain my normal speech. Let me say that in every single one of those experiences, I have never tried to force it, and the Love is always there.
Next lesson, do not expect. Do not push. In the beginning the mind may rebel but gently bring it back to focus, and if that fails, never fret. Discipline and regularity are essential, as well as a wholesome way of living. Practice self-control.
Get used to words like Receptivity, Assimilation, Gratitude, Love, Grace. All is His Grace really, and man is a mere instrument of His, at best a willing instrument. It is this descent of Grace, this Higher Light, that transforms our inner nature, and we find ourselves effortlessly letting go of things we do not need. The Inner Voice will dictate.
Spiritual experiences are unique and personal. Pray in secret and be rewarded in secret etc.
by schoolgirlforreal 22 months ago
Can/Does God speak to us through signs and tell us things we ask of Him?
by SylviaSky 7 years ago
How does God speak to you?
by Paul Wingert 22 months ago
If he does, you're either lying or a schizophrenic. One would think that God would want to talk to agnostics and atheists in order to convince them of his existence. But then again, you never see agnostics and atheists become possessed.
by Julianna 14 months ago
Why does God give children to those who abuse them? This has been a question that I have been trying to find an answer for. Discussing this through the years I honestly am looking for a true understanding of why? There are many in the world who would love to have children however they will never...
by Keith James Kennedy 6 years ago
If you heard God speak, would you think you were insane?
by Howard Young 7 years ago
Does God listen to our petitions or do we need a "hearing-aid" to hear his answer?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|