Monday, March 5, 2018

Hearing the Voice of God

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Sunday morning we were reminded of the importance of God's speaking to us. Here are a few ways God speak and how we can listen better.

1. God speaks through THE BIBLE.

This is the number one way that God speaks.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)

Circle the word “inspiration”. The word literally means, “God breathed.” The Bible is not just a collection of wonderful thoughts. It is the inspired Word of God. There is no other book in the world like this book.

As you read God’s Word, God will speak to you. He will give you comfort. He will correct you. He will guide you. He will help you but you must read His Word. That is why it is so important that you have a daily quiet time.

2. God speaks through FELLOW BELIEVERS.

God often speaks to us through fellow believers. In fact God has put special people in the church to instruct and teach us.  God speaks through teachers, preachers and pastors and it changes our lives if we listen to them.

3. God speaks through INSPIRATION.

God puts thoughts in our minds. When God puts a thought in your mind its called inspiration. “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.” John 14:26 (HCSB)

Look at the word “remind”. This means that God will bring scripture and teaching back into your mind. God gives us ideas. He gives us hunches. He gives us insights. Some of the most brilliant ideas you have had weren’t yours. God loves you and cares for you. He is interested in all the details of your life, so He gives you direct thoughts.

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