A few days ago, I boarded a plane departing from Pittsburgh and sat down in seat 7A, a window seat. It was snowing, cloudy and dark in the middle of the day. As the plane took off and rose into the air, it broke through dark clouds and a blinding snow storm. Above was one of the brightest and most beautiful sights I have ever seen. An endless field of clouds with a flawless glow of sunlight poured through a tiny plane window and onto my awestruck face. I was overwhelmed with the warm presence of God and He began to speak to my heart.
If you’re anything like me, at some point during your spiritual journey, you may have considered this question, “How do I hear from God?”. God speaks to us in so many different ways. He speaks through a still small voice, through his Word, audibly, and through other people just to name a few. As we fall more in love with God, a hunger to know Him and His voice grows within us. I remember the first time I heard the voice of God. This spiritual breakthrough didn’t occur during a time of victory or success. It took place during a time of emptiness, separation, fasting, trial and desperation. I had responded to an altar call and was on my knees crying out to God. The worship was roaring and there were people all around me praying out loud. Above all the noise, from somewhere deep within me, the clearest and gentlest Voice spoke three simple, life – changing words “You Are Free”.