"I heard God tell me..."
"God spoke to me..."
I remember hearing other Christians use those phrases when my faith was new to me and wondering how that all worked. Did they mean that God actually talked?! Did they hear a big, booming voice from above?
Somewhere along the way, I came to the understanding that people were not actually referring to hearing voices in their heads. Rather, hearing God was more about the heart. "Sensing" in your heart that God was trying to speak to you, whether through His Word, through a song or a sermon, through the words of a friend, and the like. I am now one of those people who tends to say, "God told me to..."
In my quiet time this morning, the study guide I am using posed a question: When was the first time you heard God speak to you?
I can't really remember the first time. I remember before, and I know after, but that first moment eludes me.
How about you? When was the first time you heard God speak to you?