Familiarity with God

You cannot know someone, let alone be familiar with him, without spending time with him and listening to him. It’s the same with God. You can only know Him and be familiar with Him by spending time with Him.

When you are discerning or praying about a decision, how do you know if it is God who is talking to you? 

“[The shepherd of the sheep] walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice.” — John 10:4

In order to know whether it is God who is talking to you or not, you have to recognize His voice. You have to be familiar with Him, His voice, and how He works in your life.

You can only learn to recognize His voice and become familiar with Him when you listen to Him repeatedly, consistently.

Even our pets or babies learn to recognize our voices in that way, by always hearing our voices and listening to us.

You can listen to God in prayer. But, you can also listen to Him by going to Mass or spending time with Him in the adoration chapel or even inside your room. You can know more about Him and be familiar with Him and how He works by reading the Bible.

You cannot know someone, let alone be familiar with him, without spending time with him and listening to him. It’s the same with God. You can only know Him and be familiar with Him by spending time with Him.


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