3 Keys to Hearing the Holy Spirit

In my opinion, one of the most neglected aspects of teaching in the church today is on the role and importance of the Holy Spirit. His activity in our lives is critical to victorious Christian living.

So how can we grow in our understanding and relationship to the Holy Spirit?

Here are 3 Keys to hearing the Holy Spirit:

1. Ask

When James said that we don’t have because we don’t ask, it really is just that simple. Most of the time we lack wisdom, faith, money, healing – you name it, simply because we don’t ask or we give up after asking a few times.

The best way to overcome this is to create repeatable and strategic ways to help you remember to pray. Post it notes, lipstick on a mirror, computer desktop backgrounds – whatever works to remind you! Just ask for the Holy Spirit to speak!

2. Minister to People

God loves people! He loves you, He loves me, He loves the lost in the city around us. If you want to get in the way of the Holy Spirit, ministering to people around you is a great place to do it.

Pray for sick people you run into at the grocery store. Bless the gas station attendant and ask if they would like you to pray for them. Volunteer at church or at the food pantry or the homeless shelter. Just get around people and start listening to what the Holy Spirit will tell you about them and how much He loves them!

3. Study God’s Word

This one is sadly very neglected today. Why would we expect God to speak to us through the Holy Spirit if we are not diligent to listen and study the things He has already given us in His Holy, ageless scriptures?

Many of you follow my blog because you are hungry for the Holy Spirit’s working in your life, and one of the primary ways I try to encourage people in that is through Bible study.

I’ll say it as clearly as I believe it: If 99% of the revelation you receive from the Holy Spirit doesn’t come from Scripture, I would be nervous about what you’re hearing. The Bible is just that important.

My Focus On Bible Study

That’s why my focus recently has been on writing and podcasting intensive studies of God’s Word focusing on growing our relationship with Him, not just our knowledge of Him.

Would you join me for the podcast I’m broadcasting right now? It’s free, it’s easy and all you have to do is subscribe via iTunes or Google Play.

If you implement these three simple steps, I know you will begin to encounter the Holy Spirit more in your life!

What has made a difference in your life to hear the Holy Spirit? I’d love to hear from you.

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