Every day – yes, literally, every day – someone reaches my blog by searching for some variation of the phrase “How does God communicate”. Usually, more than one person reaches my blog by searching for a variation of that phrase. Google, or Yahoo, or whatever search engine they use, dutifully directs them to a post that I wrote last year called “How Does God Communicate?” In fact, when I just searched for “How does God communicate” on Google, my post was the first result.
People are very interested in learning how God communicates with us. There are some people who would suggest that God only communicates with us through Scripture. The problem that I have with this view is that it is not supported by Scripture. Thus, this must be something that God communicated with someone apart from Scripture.
In fact, in Scripture, we see God communicating with people through many different means and through many different mediums. I don’t see any reason to think that God has stopped using different means and different mediums.
However, every time someone says, “God told me X”, I don’t always believe that God told them X. In fact, every time someone says, “God told me X through Scripture”, I don’t always believe that God told them X in Scripture. In other words, we do not always hear God when he communicates with us. We don’t always understand God when he speaks. And, sometimes, we think we hear God communicating with us when he is not communicating with us.
Since so many people are interested in the topic of God communicating, I thought I would try to start another conversation concerning this. So, instead of trying to answer questions about God speaking to us, I thought I would ask questions and allow you to answer.
1. Do you think that God still communicates with us? Why or why not?
2. Do you think he only communicates with us through Scripture? Why or why not?
3. When God communicates with you, how do you know that it is God?
4. When God communicates with you, do you always obey what he says?
Please ask and or answer any other questions that you think may be pertinent to this discussion.