Candace Cameron Bure Explores How God Communicates

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Candace Cameron Bure Explores How God Communicates

By Movieguide® Contributor

Candace Cameron Bure and Bianca Juarez Olthoff recently sat down for a conversation about the different ways God communicates with us. 

“How to hear God’s voice…it’s going to take some practice, and that’s okay,” Olthoff started. “You might fumble, you might stumble, but once you identify and can listen to the voice of God, I think that things begin to change in our personal life.”

The pair explained that, just like your friends and family members might communicate differently from you and others, God also uses different communication styles. 

“The word of God says that God’s word is active and alive, sharper than a two-edged sword to pierce bone marrow,” Olthoff said. “So, if you want to hear God, my number one thing is, hey, open up the Bible.”

Olthoff added that God wants to speak to us “corporately” and “communally,”  which is why gathering to worship is so important. 

“Lastly is individually,” she said, explaining that you can communicate with God through physically hearing Him, through “deep knowing,” or through “dreams or visions.”

Movieguide® previously reported on TobyMac’s thoughts on connecting with God:

“Imagine telling the God of all creation, ‘I’m gonna give you a chance,’” McKeehan said, adding, “See, to have a relationship with anyone, you gotta be talking to them, and they gotta be talking to you. You gotta be listening to them, and they gotta be listening to you.”

He continued, “The way God talks to us is through his Word. And the way we talk to Him is through prayer. So the way I see it, if I ain’t talking to God, He’s not talking to me. Do I really have a relationship with Him at all?”

Olthoff spoke about the importance of actively helping to answer others’ prayers in an essay for Relevant Magazine. 

“We can get so used to the autopilot ritual or praying for each other that we stop believing we might actually be the answer to someone’s prayer, the solution to someone’s problem,” she wrote. “Sometimes we shy away from helping because we feel our help is inconsequential or meaningless. But hesed [loving kindness] is never without effect. We might be the answer to someone’s problem. We might be the solution to someone’s issue. We might be the hesed we are praying for.”

Olthoff is also celebrating the release of her latest book “Grit Don’t Quit: Developing Resilience and Faith When Giving Up Isn’t an Option.”

“Yes. Creating is painful!” she wrote in a recent Instagram caption about perseverance. “But I believe when people engage in the art we create—cooking, teaching, singing, learning—it is a gift back to the Creator.”

She continued, “Don’t stop asking God for big things. He’s a promise keeper. But when He answers your prayer, keep your end of the promise and just watch how it heals other people.”