He Hears Us

And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. —1 John 5:15

Jesus came to know God intimately by drawing apart to pray in solitude. He had His own revelation; He recognized the Father's voice.

When Jesus walked up to the tomb of Lazarus, He "lifted up his eyes" (John 11:41). Looking at no one but God, He spoke to the Father and said, "I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always."

How did Jesus know the Father always heard Him? How did He know He could call a dead man forth from the grave? God told Him. The Bible does not say an audible voice gave Him directions, nor did an angel descend with a message, nor did a prophet appear on the scene to deliver a timely word. Jesus knew what to do because He could hear God for Himself.

How can you hear God? Spend time alone with Him. Talk with Him and listen for His voice. You cannot know Him when you are separated from Him. Come into His presence.

Holy Spirit, take me into Thy Presence. Make my dwelling
place Your holy ground. Amen.

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