“Hear” is a verb

In John 10:27 Jesus said: “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

To his original followers, that made a lot of sense. Their ears could literally receive the sound waves coming out of his mouth.

What about today? G. Campbell Morgan was a Bible teacher and author. He said: “Wherever there are hearts waiting for the voice of God, that voice is to be heard.”

But how? How do we hear Jesus’ voice when he’s not physically here?

The next series of devotionals are going to explore just that.

The word “hear” can sound passive—as if we’re sitting back and receiving something. And to a certain degree, that’s true. However, when it comes to discerning God’s voice, we need to remember that the word “hear” is a verb. It includes proactive action.

You hear God’s voice by seeking God’s voice.

Think of it like this. Let’s say you’re in your car. There are radio frequencies all around you. You can’t hear them until you turn on the radio and tune-in to the right frequency.

And so it is with God. Let’s explore some best practices together. 

“Wherever there are hearts waiting for the voice of God, that voice is to be heard.”


–“How to hear Jesus’ voice when you can’t actually hear his voice.” Sermon. October 2, 2022. Click here.

–*G. Campbell Morgan, How to Live: The True Essentials of Life (London: Parry Jackman, 1958), 77. 

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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One thought on ““Hear” is a verb

  1. Wow, that is so dope. Just the title alone got me. It stopped me dead in my tracks. Hear is a verb, its something I have to do…its like the scripture that says if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land, I have a part to play. Thank you soo much that opened up a WORLD of pure revelations from God. I’m about to go just meditate on that. Thank you Jesus I came across this ank now honestly He used you greatly just now!


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