a-voice-from-the-cloudsThen a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came from the cloud, “This is my one dear Son. Listen to him!” – Mark 9:7

NOW THAT’S WHAT GOD SOUNDS LIKE! Finally, a description that fits Hollywood’s version of what God sounds like. I was always waiting for a voice from heaven with clouds rolling and thunder booming and a deep, resonant voice from the clouds, saying, “Richard, this is God.” I was expecting the Morgan Freeman or James Earl Jones type voice.

You know what? When He has spoken to me, God has never sounded like that or spoken to me in that way. There aren’t many times in scripture where God’s voice is clearly described as a voice coming from the clouds. Twice in Jesus’ life that I can remember, and a couple times in the Old Testament.

It was nor the norm, but the exception. I believe that Abraham, Noah, Elijah and all the saints before us heard God the same way that we can hear Him today. Some people call that schizophrenia. So lock me up! I hear God. Anyone can learn to hear God. He is speaking—the problem for many is that they don’t know how to hear Him. They don’t know His voice.

The God Speaks Bible is an incredible resource if you want to learn about God speaking, to learn how to hear God, and to grow in your encounters with God.