One of the main channels of communication between God and us is prayer. Prayer in its simplest form is talking to God and waiting for his response. The Bible encourages us to “pray without ceasing”(1Thessalonians 5:17), illustrates the benefits of prayer, and even gives a model for prayer(Matt 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4).
Sometimes when we are reading scriptures, certain words and phrases will jump out at us or we are led to a particular verse that we need at that time. Often times a scripture that we have read numerous times before, will be illuminated, taking on new meaning.This is another way that God communicates with us, through His word. “ Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.” “That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely onto every good work.”(2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV).
Throughout the Bible God used profits to convey messages to his people. Biblical prophets received messages from God, for the people, that were intended to serve as warnings, correction, and or encouragement. They were also given visions that were to be used to help prepare them for future events that would occur. Prophecy is not dead today, God still uses pastors, ministers, and other men and women of God to carry messages to His people today.
The holy spirit is a fourth conduit of communication. Sometimes this occurs through an overwhelming feeling of conviction or guilt when we are about say or do the wrong thing or make the wrong choice. Other times it’s the opposite and we receive a strong prompting from Him to say or do something that we need to. This feeling is more than just a little nudge. It’s a push that penetrates your mind, body, and spirit, so there is no mistaking that it is Him.
God uses multiple means to communicate with us; however, it is not the way he communicates with us that is of importance, but rather that we hear his voice, listen to it, and obey.