Being able to have an intimate relationship with the Lord is an incredible gift. We can come to Him about anything and everything we are going through. As a Christian, it should be our heart's desire to walk with Him daily and be guided by Him. As we walk through life looking to glorify Him, what are some ways that we can be sure we are hearing from and honoring Him?
-Become a lover of His word and use His word as your guide
"But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night." Psalm 1:2
If what you are hearing does not align with His word, than it is not coming from Him. The Father, Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ will never contradict.
-Fill yourself with resources that break down scripture, whether it be books, podcasts, music, videos, etc.
It's important not only to meditate on the Bible but to study it in depth, to be taught by those who have studied it, to sing and to fill yourself with the scriptures.
-Spend time with Him in worship and prayer.. even finding time to be silent before Him
"But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me." Psalm 131:2
Sometimes we are talking so much and keeping so busy that we forget to wait on the Lord and actually listen to Him instead of the thoughts racing in our mind. Being still and knowing that He is God, we can hand control back over to Lord and wait on Him instead of trying to sort things out alone. At times He may bring scripture to your attention to encourage and direct you.
-Bring what you are sorting through with the Lord in front of other Christians, especially those who have walked through similar situations before.
Being able to have a Christian leader who you can verbalize what you are processing to is such a valuable gift to have. They will be able to give you insight, provide resources, guide you to scripture and pray along side you through the situation you face. God speaks through those who walk closely with Him and it is such a gift to be part of the church family who points each other back to Christ.