Finding Peace Throughout the Day to Hear God's Voice

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.– Psalm 143:10

All of us as humans have free will, but that doesn't mean God doesn't have his own set of plans for each of us. Have you ever tried moving forward with something in your life, only to keep stumbling upon roadblocks? Sometimes the enemy tries to stop us, but other times it can actually be the Lord reminding us that the path we are choosing is not quite what He had in mind for us.

Sometimes it's easy to decipher God's voice telling us how to proceed. Then there are those other times when we really aren't quite sure which move to make next. When this happens, it's good to find quiet time with the Lord to pray on what we should do. I say "quiet time," because it's really easy to get distracted by the everyday happenings around us, which can sometimes impede our chances on receiving a clear answer from God.

Sometimes what we really need is to have that one peaceful moment at some point in the day when we can really connect with Him and hear His voice. This may be while the kiddos are out playing or doing school work, during afternoon nap times (if you have littles), or maybe even early in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up. I personally like to have my quiet time with God in the evening hours when my family is asleep. The key is to find that peaceful moment with Him where you can share your needs, have a heart to heart, and ask him to clearly tell you which move you should make next. 

Here are some scripture verses that are wonderful to meditate on:

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.– Philippians 4:7

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.– John 14:27 

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.– Philippians 4:6-7 

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.– Psalm 29:11