God is a Communicator

The underlying truth to the suggestion that God is a communicating God lies in His nature and character. It is literally impossible to read the Bible and not see God talking with His people in some form or another, and they in return, hearing Him.

The underlying truth to the suggestion that God is a communicating God lies in His nature and character. It is literally impossible to read the Bible and not see God talking with His people in some form or another, and they in return, hearing Him.

During the decade I served as a missionary in East Asia, it was imperative that I learned to strip off my own cultural way of interpreting the Bible and let the Bible speak for itself. In many churches, we have shackled ourselves to the unbiblical notion that God does not speak to us… Click To TweetThis is a deceptive tradition taught by people (albeit well- meaning). You will find no proof for this idea in the Word of God.

In the Old Testament, God spoke primarily through His prophets. In fact, He declared that He would do nothing unless He first warned His people through the prophets (Amos 3:7).

In the New Testament, God speaks primarily through the Holy Spirit (and of course Jesus, in the Gospels). Jesus said it so clearly in John when He stated, “My sheep hear my voice and follow me” (John 10).

We were made to be in relationship with God. How can two beings have fellowship with one another if they are not able to communicate? Without this key ingredient, relationships either quickly die or become stiff and overly formal, lacking intimacy.

Throughout my life and years of walking with Jesus, He has used many means to communicate with me: the Bible (the Bible (logos), His spoken word (rhema), the Holy Spirit, other people (prophecy & words of knowledge), creation, circumstances, and dream & visions.  All of these ways are Biblical and can be found in Scripture.

God wants to bless, comfort and direct us with His voice.  He also wants to speak through us to encourage and strengthen others.

I remember once while I was having coffee and spending time with God at a local cafe, I felt the HolyGod is a communicator by nature. He is waiting to talk to you and I. Spirit nudge me to go and speak to the woman who was sweeping the floor.  I felt very nervous and unsure of myself and didn’t know what to say, so I asked God.  I felt like He told me to tell her that He sees her, as in God notices her.

I had no idea about this woman.  She might love God.  She might hate Him.   I waited until I was done with my coffee so that after I told her I could run out if it all went sour.  I approached her and shared with her what God told me -that He sees her.  Tears came to her eyes.  She gave me a huge hug.   She was visibly moved and obviously encouraged.  It made me want to step out more often.

The world is desperate to hear from God.  We all have an insatiable desire to know that our Creator understands the details of our lives and is for us.  We all need the touch of God.

I wrote this short e-book, 7 Biblical Ways to Hear from God in hopes of bringing encouragement and clarity into the area of hearing God’s voice.  My prayer is that you will see clearly that God wants you to hear from Him and that you are very capable of doing so.

If you would like to subscribe to download the book, click here.

May we press onto know Him. He is truly a God worth knowing. And more amazingly, He wants to be known!

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12 Comments

  • Erik Grangaard August 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Dear Brooke,

    it is soooo true what you are saying!
    I am just about to read (at a slower pace) through “The Freedom Diaries” (Mark Holloway) for the second time. This book suppport what you say very well and in new and fresh ways. Erik

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    • Brooke Grangard August 4, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Oooh! I haven’t heard of that book. I’ll have to check it out! Thanks, Erik.

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  • Lisa notes August 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Yes! I so agree with you that God definitely still speaks today, and through many avenues. We just have to keep our ears open and listen. Thanks for sharing your experience and your book.

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    • Brooke Grangard August 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Yes, I wonder how many messages I miss everyday! He’s so faithful to speak to us in the way that we can understand. Thanks, Lisa.

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  • Ginger Harrington August 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Learning to listen to God is an ever-growing journey of faith, isn’t it? I love that He chooses to speak to us through His word, both written and living!

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  • JoDitt August 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I’m so glad that God still speaks to us. And that we are able to hear him. Otherwise it would be religion. But instead, it is a relationship. You explained it so beautifully. I will have to check out your other posts. –coming to you from the Growing in Grace Thursday Linkup.
    Blessings,
    JoDitt

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    • Brooke Grangard August 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Yes, it’s still so amazing to me that I can commune with the Creator! Thank-you, JoDitt!

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  • Michele Morin August 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Whenever I read John’s first epistle, I’m breathless with the truth that God has spoken into time and space. We can hold his words in our hands and in our hearts. He has spoken. What a miracle.

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    • Brooke Grangard August 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      It’s truly mind-blowing, isn’t it? I agree. How amazing we can commune with the Creator! Thanks for adding to the conversation here, Michele.

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  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes August 6, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I absolutely agree with you! It takes a leap of faith to step out of our comfort zones, but it’s always worth it!

    Thanks for linking up at Grace + Lace!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  • Jerralea August 8, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Wonderful post! I’m definitely in agreement that God speaks to us through “the Bible (the Bible (logos), His spoken word (rhema), the Holy Spirit, other people (prophecy & words of knowledge), creation, circumstances, and dream & visions. ”

    How amazing is it that the Creator of the Universe wants to speak to us!!!

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