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Here, people have learned to respond to fear by demanding & grasping for more control.

God wants us to learn a new way to handle fear; give Him all control by obeying Him out of delight.

Surrendering control to God is more effective than taking it.

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There's a special group of people on this earth.

They do more than claim to follow Jesus Christ; they follow Jesus Christ.

Some look at them and see rules, religion, laws…
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This world is dangerous; handle with care.

Don't go it alone, either by yourself or with other humans. Only God can handle fear in the most complete of ways. He knows what's really going on.

Christ set us free from fear, God's Voice keeps us free.

biblegateway.com/verse/en/Gala

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What Does Fear Have to Do With Hearing God’s Voice? 1/3

Everything! It's a spirit you accept keeping you from listening to God. A trigger, a wound; bondage.

Fear is who & what God redeems, reprograms, heals, & frees us from.

It's the burden God is asking you to fully give Him.

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Approach, ask God to give you revelation (the ability to see). Ask that you better understand what His True Love & Grace mean for you.

Focus on receiving only from Him instead of trying to do what you think or feel is right for anyone. Favor comes first, obedience follows.

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Help! I’m Having Trouble Surrendering My Pride, Giving God Control, or Trusting Him. 1/2

No one can do any of those things without first accepting God's Grace- His undeserved Favor- the gift of His Son Jesus, what Christ did for us, that we might be able (equipped) to respond.

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Why would you *want* to hear the voice of someone you do not trust? To hear God, you need to want to hear Him.

Trusting God requires you freely surrender your pride by giving Him control over YOUR decisions, life, & the lives of those you care about

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Have you thought about getting to know God? Like, really knowing Him? Not just knowing some things about Him? Not just believing that He exists, but having a deeper unders…
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Listening to God is like saying you believe. If that were really true; you'd choose to live like what He says is true. Especially because you want Him to handle your fear, doubt, & unbelief.

Psychologist @jordanbpeterson on what truly believing does:

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What a great example of a personal, beautiful faith journey lived authentically.

Here's @jordanbpeterson going from an intellectual understanding in 2017 to a more persona…
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Why Am I Still Scared or Terrified to Hear God’s Voice? 1/3

Control; a lack of surrender because of pride.

If you're self-honest, you may realize you want to get & keep control, not give it away to anyone. Not even to One who's proven Himself Trustworthy, Faithful & Capable.

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Pastor @RickWarren is right; “God is in no hurry with his plan for developing your life. Spiritual maturity takes time. Fruit doesn't ripen instantly. There are no shortcuts, seminars, or experiences that will instantly mature you. Be patient!”

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God is in no hurry with his plan for developing your life. Spiritual maturity takes time. Fruit doesn't ripen instantly. There are no shortcuts, seminars, or experiences that …
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What a great example of a personal, beautiful faith journey lived authentically.

Here's @jordanbpeterson going from an intellectual understanding in 2017 to a more personal faith bringing him to tears, talking about Jesus in 2021.

youtu.be/weE6ReB93Bo

In response to God, how do we join and be part of accelerating & clarifying what God is doing?

By Tyler Staton from @brdgtwnchrch

One of the best, honest, messages I've ever seen or heard on Prayer Ministry, Prophecy, & Hearing God's Voice for Others.

youtu.be/rxVtuPP5OAI

What Does God Want to Give Me?

He wants to meet your 4 basic needs
Acceptance
Identity
Security
Purpose

Knowing you
are loved & needed by others.
are individually significant & special.
are well protected & provided for.
have a reason for living.

& more

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What Are the Four Basic Needs of a Human Being?

These answers come from the Marriage on the Rock book. See twitter.com/getraf/status/1457

Section 1…
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What Does God Want From Me?

He wants to be YOUR Heavenly Father. To Lovingly Provide for you because you're choosing to live your life relying on His Grace (Jesus as your Savior & everything that means). He wants you to hear, listen, & do what He says.

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If I could only share one last thing, something True to Reality, not just true to me or you, I'd want you to know in your heart, not just with your head, something that's sim…
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Will God Take Revenge on Me or Mine if I Choose Not to Listen?

No. God is Perfect Love. Love has no fear. See: 1 John 4:7-21 It is described in 1 Corinthians 13.

If God did not protect your freedom to choose & the consequences your choices bring; you would not have any freedom.

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If this thread struck a chord, you're encouraged to check out another where I answer important questions about hearing God's voice.

Everything from how, to why, to is it even possible, to is it necessary, to what if I choose not to listen, tips, & more.

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Have you ever thought about what you need to do to hear God's voice? The actual action steps required? What if it were simple? A lot of people don't have a solid answer to t…
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What Happens if I Choose Not to Listen? 3/3

You will then follow the desires of your sinful nature; a selfish life with all the negative consequences that kind of living brings.

Do you want to live envious of other people's blessings?

Galatians 5:19-21

biblegateway.com/passage/?sear

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What Happens if I Choose Not to Listen? 2/3

God wants you to reciprocate; to love Him back with your own free will.

It is loving to remind someone high up that we ignore gravity at our own peril.

You may not want to hear but yes; what God, Creator of all says does apply to you

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What Happens if I Choose Not to Listen to God’s Voice? 1/3

Because God is Who He is, He Loves you gently, by name. He freely chooses not to force you to receive His blessings so He limits Himself & won't change His mind about your freedom (even though He is all-powerful; He can)

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Text PRAY for Official Love Church 21 Days of Prayer 2022 Communications

To get daily SMS text messages with prayer guides, blog posts, worship songs, & more sent directly to you through the event, visit this link, grab phone number, & text the word PRAY

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To help our focus throughout the day, Love Church staff members are updating music playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, & YouTube during 21 Days of Prayer 2022.

Find your preferred streaming service, pick your jam, and worship God:

getraf.link/lovechurchevent21d

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