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How does God speak to us today?

I've heard people say that God has told them something. That has never happened to me. How does God speak to us today?

You aren’t alone. If you polled a group of believers, you’d find many who have never heard God’s audible voice. The Bible does record people who heard God’s voice audibly: Adam and Eve, Moses, Samuel, Paul. Many heard God’s voice at Jesus’ baptism. Others, such as Hagar, Jacob, Elijah, David, and Mary and Joseph, heard a message from God through an angel.

You may have heard the story of a man trapped by rising floodwaters. As the waters rose, rescuers came in a Jeep, then in a boat, and finally in a helicopter. Each time the man refused help, saying that God had told him He would rescue him. When the waters engulfed the man, and he awoke at the gates of Heaven, he asked God why He hadn’t rescued him. God replied, “First I sent a Jeep, then I sent a boat, then I sent a helicopter!”

Have you ever read a passage of Scripture that comforted, challenged, or drew you closer to Christ? Suddenly, you realized God was speaking to you. Our God is a living God and still speaks to us today. He may use a passage of Scripture, a sermon, or a friend’s counsel. And, if He chooses, he could send an angel or speak audibly to you.

BY Dr. Rosalie de Rosset

Dr. Rosalie de Rosset has been teaching at Moody Bible Institute in the Communications Department for over five decades. She is occasionally featured on Moody Radio. Rosalie is a published author, respected speaker, and talented writer. She lives on the northside of Chicago, a city she enjoys for its natural beauty and multi-faceted art offerings.

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