Hearing the voice of God
July 4-5, 2015
Start with an attitude of submission. (The story of Moses)
"Then the LORD said to him, 'What is that in your hand?' 'A staff,' he replied."The LORD said, 'Throw it on the ground.' Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the LORD said to him, 'Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.' So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand." Exodus 4:2-4 (NIV)
Pray a prayer of surrender every day this week, offering the Lord your identity, income and influence, knowing that he will make them come alive.
How do you hear the voice of God?
"I will climb up in my watchtower and I will wait to see what the Lord will say. Then the Lord gave me this answer: 'Write down what I reveal to you so that you can read it at a glance.'"Habakkuk 2:1-2
Find a quiet place that you can go to every day to be alone with God.
Try spending a minute in relaxed silence today and increase it incrementally throughout the week.
- Read the Word of God
"Stop waiting for a voice and start looking for a verse."
Spend 5 minutes each day reading the Bible.
Try writing down your prayers at least once this week.
Find a notecard and write down these questions. Put it in an easily accessible place for you to review when facing a tough decision
Testing an impression:
- Is it consistent with the Bible?
- Will it make me more like Christ?
- Does my church family confirm it?
- Is it consistent with how God shaped me?
- Is it convicting rather than condemning?
- Do I sense God's peace about it?