Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” [Revelation 4:1b]

In his book “Deep Change” Robert E. Quinn writes, “During our life, we often experience periods when we seem to lose our sense of meaning.  There is no longer a feeling of alignment between our inner values and our external tasks.  We find ourselves working harder and harder and receiving less satisfaction from our efforts.  We struggle through every day, lacking the vitality, commitment, and initiative we used to have.  After much inner reflection and contemplation we begin to realize that we need a new focus, a new vision…”   This inner need is always a spiritual need.  After spending time in quietness we will hear something new, something different.

But how do I know its God’s voice I hear?   Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…”  [John 10:4]  First believe that God is speaking to you—personally—today.  Sometimes the Lord responds with a thought planted in the mind—trust that it is His voice and write it down.

Second, there are many ways to hear God’s voice, through other people, a sermon or even a dream but when it is a new season get alone with God, spend time waiting alone to hear His voice.   “…the Lord longs to be gracious to you; …blessed are all who wait for him!”  [Isaiah 30:18]

Third, test what you hear—basically there are three things that must line up when hearing the voice and knowing the will of God.  a) Your inner man will have a ‘knowing’ [not just believing, believing is in the head, knowing is in the heart—b) God will confirm His will with a rhema Word, and c) The circumstances will ‘line-up’.  If one of these is missing wait…God’s timing for new things is essential, but when all three line up you will move forward and God’s pleasure will be yours.

Diane’s book “Women and the Way Ahead” is live in the Kindle Store and it is available for readers to purchase here.  Women and the Way Ahead features a format for women to evaluate themselves and their relationship with God.  The book will help you gain a peace with yourself and with God.

Also read Diane’s book “Unity” available on Amazon.  Click here Amazon.  Unity reveals the unfolding harmony that all mankind yearns for.  Diane Hale invites you to join her as she analyzes the unity intended by God.  This book will help you maintain the spirit of unity to create and enhance healthy relationships.