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 this question. Now, you, do.
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Is It Even Possible to Hear God’s Voice? 2/2
Through the Holy Spirit's prompting, we come to The Son. By Trusting Jesus we are reunited with and receive special instructions from our Heavenly Father.
Discover the Story of Reality & What You’re Missing:
“If you're a Christian, this is your story. If you're not, this is also your story, because this isn’t a religious fairytale. This is the Story of the way things really are.”…
Do I Need to Hear God’s Voice?
Yes. God designed humans to live primarily by His Clear & Perfect Voice.
While conscience helps with right/wrong, good/bad, it gets confused.
God has secret, strategic, personalized guidance that is only shared with you:
God has secrets & strategy
His Word is shared with everybody. His personal guidance of you is only shared with somebody, u.
ILLUSTRATION - The football rule book vs a team…
How Can I Be Certain I Heard God’s Voice?
Test the thought. It is possible to be sure God said that.
Biblical principles & precepts communicate we should test what's in our minds to make sure there's no pollution there.
Here's How To Test Impressions:
Do you believe you've heard God's Voice? Need to be absolutely sure?
Here's How to Recognize God’s Voice With Certainty: 7 Ways to Test (or Filter) an Impression
Help! I Still Can’t Hear God’s Voice. 1/2
Two big reasons you may not be able to hear God:
1) You've allowed sin to come between you and God.
2) You don't belong to God.
To learn more about these reasons & what to do:
Q. What if I've never heard or felt God speak in my entire life?
A. The reason you don't hear is that you don't belong to God.
You can have chu…
Help! I Still Can’t Hear God’s Voice. 2/2
1) To hear God, you need to see Him as He really is. Who is God, to you? Judge? Savior?
2) Before God can change you, you need to change your mind about Him (repent).
A while back @PsRobertMorris delivered an insightful sermon on a word lots of people think is scary; repentance.
He says “Don't let a preacher…
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?
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.
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…
What Does God Want to Give Me?
He wants to meet your 4 basic needs
are loved & needed by others.
are individually significant & special.
are well protected & provided for.
have a reason for living.
What Are the Four Basic Needs of a Human Being?
These answers come from the Marriage on the Rock book. See https://twitter.com/getraf/status/1457761171671486464
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:
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…
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
To see a list of questions asked and answered in this microblogging thread related to hearing God's voice in one skimmable place, check out the following link.
When Do I Need to Hear God’s Voice?
All the time, everywhere, with everyone, for everything.
When you need
to make decisions (you/others)
to understand yourself (identity/behavior)
have more than you can handle
The Christian Worldview Communicates Feeling Insufficient Is a Good Thing That Doesn’t Need to Be Fixed Because It Causes Us to Be Dependent on God, Which Is the Designer’s…
How Can I Be Less Distracted So I Can Hear God’s Voice?
Get ready; prepare ahead of time.
8 Place to focus
9 Disable distractions (notifications)
10 Set & keep God appointments
@chuckswindoll I constantly read and do my best to *practice* applying what I learn. This morning I couldn't wait to find the food, prepare the meal, and serve a feast becau…
Why Should I Take What God Communicates Through the Bible, His Words, to Heart? 1/3
1) Because you need faith to trust the God of the Protestant Bible really is for, and not against, you; enabling you to do good, not trying to catch you doing wrong.
Reasons Why I Read, Listen, and Take What the Bible Says to Heart.
* Because I am generously loved by a Provider no other human can match.
* Because I need faith to trust the …
Why Should I Take What God Communicates Through the Bible, His Words, to Heart? 2/3
2) So you can stake every decision you make in your life on a worldview that is True, and True not just for you; but for everyone. True like gravity is True for everyone.
Truth: God Sets Objective Truth That Doesn’t Change for Everyone, Including Defining What Is Real, Good, a Need, & Love, so That We Can Stake Our Personal & Professional De…
Why Should I Take What God Communicates Through the Bible, His Words, to Heart? 3/3
3) So you can get back to nature's original and best design; choosing between life or death- not just good or evil- between God's voice or the Accuser's voice.
God never intended for you to choose between good and evil. He intended you to choose between life and death.
God never intended you to live by your conscience. He intended you to li…
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