Does God talk to me?

Here's the answer:

God does talk to us, mainly through the Bible.

The main way God talks to believers is through His Word, the Bible. God says in Isaiah 55:11, "The words I speak...will not return to me without producing results. They will accomplish what I want them to. They will do exactly what I sent them to do." The Bible is God’s Word, everything we need to know in order to be saved and live the Christian life.

God is in the process of changing our minds to think His thoughts (Romans 12:2). He allows things to happen in our lives to direct us, change us, and help us to grow spiritually (James 1:2–5; Hebrews 12:5–11). As we grow, we are better able to understand what He is saying to us in His Word, with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

If anyone tells you that God has spoken to him or her, always compare what is said with what the Bible says. If God were to speak today, His words would be in full agreement with what He has said in the Bible. God does not contradict Himself.

Bible Truth

"God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right. By using Scripture, a man of God can be completely prepared to do every good thing" (2 Timothy 3:16–17).

"But you have received the Holy Spirit from God. He continues to live in you. So you don’t need anyone to teach you. God’s Spirit teaches you about everything. What he says is true. He doesn’t lie. Remain joined to Christ, just as you have been taught by the Spirit" (1 John 2:27).