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Ask for a volunteer. Give them the radio and ask them to turn it on. What can they hear? (This should be nothing more than a hiss.) Then ask your volunteer to turn the tuning dial. Stop them when a programme can be clearly heard.

God wants us to hear what he is saying, but it is no use just sitting and listening out for something. We won’t hear any great booming voice from the clouds. Like the radio needs to be tuned in, we need to be tuned in to God to hear what he is saying to us. We can do this through careful study of the Bible, through regular prayer, and through listening to other Christians. When God talks to us, we’ll hear clearly what it is that he is asking us to do, rather than just a hiss.