Listening to God
by Gilbert Carpenter
If you ever expect to hear the voice of God, you must accept the fact that His voice is right now sending out its messages continuously, and doing this because you possess a capacity to hear it.
Man does receive and hear the voice of God when he seeks it and makes the effort to gain it, but he is not conscious of having done so until a need arises. When he voices that which he himself never knew, then he knows that it is God talking through him.
So when you seek to hear God’s voice and do not seem to do it, do not be disappointed. Every day, make the effort to open your thought and let God talk to you; and if you do not hear it with your material ears or are even conscious of it with your conscious thought, take it on good faith. Believe that it is being recorded on the tablet of your mind, that you are laying up treasure in heaven, in your spiritual consciousness, and when the right time comes, you will be able to give it out, and know what God has been saying to you, by what you say to another.