Does it seem to you that other people have the open channel to heaven and you never hear anything? Thinking about communicating with God as a channel is a good way to look at it. If you can’t hear Him, your channel may be closed entirely or clogged so nothing can get through.
Hearing from God is not impossible. In fact, it is the call of every believer to hear the voice of God. There are some simple steps to take to make it happen.
1. Are you a believer? Have you received salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus? If not, then that is the first step. Confess your sins to Him. Ask Him to forgive you and be Lord of your life.
2. Step one is good? Then take a long, hard look at how you see God. Is He distant and scary? Or is He near and loving. If He is distant and scary, ask Him to show you why. There may be unresolved issues in your life that you need to confess or people who you need to forgive. Those issues can block your relationship with God in significant ways.
3. Dealt with all the issues? Good. Now spend time talking to Him. Then spend time listening to Him. Listen with your heart. Listen as you read the Word. Listen as you sit in church. He will talk to you all the time.
Get your channel open and clear, because God has a lot to say.