â€œIâ€™m born again and I speak in tongues; I pray, but Iâ€™ve never heard the Holy Spirit talk back or speak to me. Is there something wrong with me?â€
Some people have found themselves asking this question again and again.
If, as a Christian you find it difficult to discern the voice of the Spirit, itâ€™s not because His voice is weak when He speaks. First, the Holy Spirit probably has been speaking to you and youâ€™ve not been listening to Him, or youâ€™re thinking itâ€™s your mind thatâ€™s talking to you.
The Holy Spirit always talks to us, but we listen to Him, not with our physical ears but with our spirits, from within us.
If youâ€™re listening with your spirit, youâ€™ll hear Him. And again, when you study the Scriptures, He talks to you.
Therefore, whenever youâ€™re studying the Word, itâ€™s an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to minister to you, to talk to you. So, accept His teachings and His guidance from the Bible.
2 Timothy 3:16 says, â€œAll scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.â€
When a Christian says, â€œI talk to the Lord, but He doesnâ€™t talk back to me,â€_ what that person needs to realize is that when you talk to Him, He doesnâ€™t necessarily have to talk to you while youâ€™re on your knees waiting; no! He may not act at that moment, but Heâ€™ll always talk to you. He talks to you every day.
So, as a child of God, never say, â€œI donâ€™t know whether the Holy Spirit talks to me.â€ Say what Jesus said: â€œI know the Father, and He knows me. I hear and recognize His voice.â€
Jesus said, â€œMy sheep hear my voice, and I know them,
and they follow meâ€
Therefore, you say, â€œI know the voice of the Master; I know the voice of the Holy Spirit, and he talks to me.â€
When you say that, your spirit will become conscious of the voice of the Holy Spirit within, and of His guidance and words in your life.