Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hearing God Speak

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

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