Our church is hearing and receiving from a great new sermons series, "How We Can Hear God". We have been reminded that communication is vital for all relationships. Our God - the Almighty and Holy One wants to communicate with us - how powerful is that?
A few steps will help open our spiritual ears to hear God speak to us:
1. We must cultivate a mind open to God:
We must want to hear God's voice. Be aware of things that could close our minds to the Lord:
2. We must make time to listen to God:
Slow down, set a deliberate, scheduled time for prayer and reading God's Word.
Beware of the barrenness of a busy life. Busy does not always mean productive.
Take time to truly listen to God. Let our hearts be as deep roots, seeking nourishment and refreshment.
3. Eliminate Distractions:
When our minds are busy and distracted, we miss God.
4. We need to cooperate with God's Plans.
God will always lead us in the right path. Have a willing heart to obey God's direction. Hear and retain God's Word. This leads us on a productive path.
Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalms 46:10