Until you have spoken and received effective feedback, you cannot say you have effectively communicated with the Father. In various ways we receive feedback from Him that gives us direction and puts us to rest. Thus we would be examining some of the ways God talks back to us:
1. Peace- In James.3:17, we see that the wisdom of God is first pure then peaceable, meaning it is characterised by peace i.e it is full of peace and gives peace. The psalmist in Psalm85:8 said “i will hear what God the Lord will speak: for He will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.” It is note worthy therefore that as believers, each time we pray, God answers and each time we seek direction He gives it. In those times of enquiry, His perfect will would always bring peace to us, thus we see the psalmist say, i know what He would say to His people for He shall speak peace unto His people. Most times we feel uneasy or ill at ease in our spirits when we are not in the perfect will of God for our lives. In those times it is also noteworthy that we have priotized our plans over Gods will and though we are praying about the plan or issue at hand, we are actually saying to God “Don’t get involved here, rather i just want you to bless my plan, that all”. In such situatons we miss the blessedness of Gods perfect plan because His plan is already blessed (not seeking approval nor peace), for His plan is a complete package of the Blessing. Thus the psalmist by the spirit of God said:
“let the people not turn again to folly, for surely His salvation is near them that fear Him(reverence Him, and His way) that glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed together. Righteousnes shall go beforw him; and shall ser us intheway of His steps.” Psalm 85:8-10 & 13.
You see, the psalmist was having a revelation into the times we are in right now. He was seeing a time of Grace where Gods salvation (deliverance, direction leading into abundance) was going to be near to His people. Where Mercy and truth would go hand in hand and where righteousness and peace would be joined together as one. Thus which greater prove do we need to know that God desires that we have His wisdom accompanied with peace(which signals rest for us by His mercies)
So anytime we pray and lack the peace that should come with executing a plan, all we need to do is come boldly to the throne of Grace and seek His direction, leading and wisdom by asking Him for His perfect will to be revealed or made manifest in your life(this is the prayer of enquiry for His perfect will) and He is sure to always answer.