Does God speak to us? Should I expect Him to?

In a piece I wrote several years ago entitled Finding God’s will is no deep dark secret, I tackled the burning question: How can a person know God’s will?  I began by asking the following questions:

Is it possible for a Christian to know God’s will and not have to agonize over it? Should a believer make a decision without first spending hours in prayer, asking God to reveal His will? Must a Christian avoid making a decision until he or she has a “peace about it”? What about waiting for a “sign” from God? Is it okay for a Christian to consult a psychic or a Ouija board to seek God’s guidance?

Today, many Christians want the Lord to tell them what His will is for their lives.  In other words, they expect to hear from Him in one way or another. But is this expectation even biblical? I went to the scriptures to provide the answer.

In a piece over at The End Time, Elizabeth Prata tackles another set of questions that weighs heavy on the minds of many believers: Does God speak to us? And if He does speak to us, do we hear a still small voice, i.e. “personalized whispers,” or does He communicate to us through signs or omens? How exactly does God speak to His people?

Let’s listen to what Elizabeth has to say on this highly debated topic. She writes:

How can I hear God? What do you do to listen to God? Will God be giving me explicit instructions for my life, like He seems to be doing for so many other women?

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